Growing use of Artifical Intelligence will create challenges for the policy makers dealing with intellectual property rights in the times to come, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said Tuesday. “It will not be long before Artificial Intelligence generated music is a regular feature. So you will see great disruption not only in distribution which you are seeing now, and consumption the way we consume music and audio visual, we will see that in case of production as well. So there are many many questions out there,” Gurry said.
Blockchain panelists at Shoreditch House’s library in London gathered on Tuesday May 17. The technology is changing all the time and so rapidly as no one is quite sure what it will look like in a few months from now. But already music professionals – musicians, managers and labels – can use blockchain to fight fraud, create smart contracts and secure payments. Panelists also talked about many the issues involved, including transparency and copyright.