Artificial intelligence websites such as ChatGPT and Google's Bard are less than year old, but they have been asking many questions. One question is whether music and art produced by AI is real music and art. Daniel Ek, boss of music streaming site Spotify, has answered this question. He said there are many uses of AI for making music that are OK. He told the BBC that Spotify has no plans to ban all music created by artificial intelligence. This includes auto-tune software that helps singers correct their pitch and can add vocal effects to singer's voice. Mr Ek said auto-tunes improves music. One use of AI Mr Ek did not like was software for mimicking (copying) voice of artist.
Daniel Ek said using AI in music will be debated for "many, many years". He said biggest problem is when AI copies voice of other singers. Spotify deleted one song created by AI platform Ghostwriter. The software copied the voices of singers Drake, and The Weeknd. The song was even submitted for Grammy music award, but it was rejected. Neither Drake nor The Weeknd knew about song. Mr Ek highlighted how serious problem of cloning singers' voices is. He said: "You can imagine someone uploading song, claiming to be Madonna, even if they're not." He said it will be difficult to tell if song is "sung" by bot or human. He added that future of music production is going to be "tricky".