🎵 Record Labels Sue AI Music Tools

PLUS: OpenAI Buys Collaborative OS Startup

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Record labels are taking legal action against AI music startups Suno and Udio, accusing them of using copyrighted music to train their AI models without permission. This legal battle could shape the future of AI-generated music. Let's dive in...

Today’s Summary:

  • Record labels sue AI music tools

  • OpenAI acquires collaborative OS startup

  • AI blood test predicts Parkinson's 7 years early

  • Apple won’t partner with Meta on AI

  • Amazon's new AI Alexa might cost $10 monthly

  • 2 new tools


Record Labels Sue Suno and Udio Over AI-Generated Music

The Summary: Major record labels, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Records, have filed lawsuits against AI music startups Suno and Udio. They claim the companies infringed on copyrights on a massive scale by using copyrighted music to train their AI models without permission.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is seeking damages of up to $150,000 per infringed work. This legal action marks a critical moment in the ongoing debate about AI-generated content and copyright law in the creative industries.

Key details:

  • Lawsuits filed in federal courts in Boston (against Suno) and New York (against Udio)

  • RIAA seeking up to $150,000 per infringed work

  • Suno partners with Microsoft, offering its AI music tool in Copilot

  • Labels argue AI-generated music could harm artists' earnings

  • Similar lawsuits have been filed by authors and news publishers against other AI companies

Why it matters: This case could set a legal precedent for how copyright law applies to AI-generated music. The outcome may determine whether AI music companies need explicit permission to use copyrighted works in training data.


OpenAI Acquires Multi, Collaborative OS Startup

The Summary: Multi, a startup working on collaborative desktop computing, is joining OpenAI. The Multi app will shut down on July 24, 2024. Multi explored making desktop apps inherently "multiplayer" and placing people on equal footing with apps.

The team now aims to work with AI, which they consider a critical product challenge. This move is part of OpenAI’s recent acquisition spree, following closely after their Rockset purchase.

Source: Multi

Key details:

  • The Multi app allowed users to work in teammates’ apps across shared desktops

  • Some users consider it the best remote pair programming app

  • App will shut down on July 24, 2024, with all user data deleted

Why it matters: This acquisition shows OpenAI’s focus on collaborative tools, potentially leading to more advanced integrations and a more capable ChatGPT desktop app. The move also reflects the trend of major companies absorbing innovative startups in the AI space.


AI Blood Test Spots Parkinson's 7 Years Early

The Summary: Researchers have developed an AI-enhanced blood test that can predict Parkinson's disease up to seven years before symptoms appear. The test uses machine learning to analyze eight blood biomarkers, achieving 100% accuracy in diagnosis.

This breakthrough offers hope for early intervention and treatment of Parkinson's, potentially allowing doctors to protect brain cells before they're damaged. The team aims to translate this test for use in NHS laboratories within two years, pending funding.

Source: Nature

Key details:

  • Developed by scientists from UCL and University Medical Center Goettingen

  • Uses machine learning to analyze 8 blood biomarkers

  • Achieved 100% accuracy in diagnosing Parkinson's

  • Predicted Parkinson's in 79% of patients with REM sleep behavior disorder

  • Correctly identified 16 patients who later developed Parkinson's

  • Can detect the disease up to 7 years before symptom onset

Why it matters: This AI-powered blood test represents a major advancement in the early detection of Parkinson's, potentially allowing treatments to slow or stop the disease's progression. This research demonstrates the growing impact of AI in healthcare, particularly in early disease detection and prevention.


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