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AI Intellectual Property Update:
- The SAG-AFTRA strike has ended, with union members set to vote on a proposed contract. The tentative agreement’s provisions on AI state that if a producer plans to make a computer-generated character that has a main facial feature that clearly looks like a real actor (and use of the actor’s name and face to prompt the AI), the producer must first get permission from the actor. The agreement also requires that performers are compensated for the creation and use of any digital replicas of the performer.
- Adobe is working on a new AI-powered audio tool designed to break apart different layers of sound within a single recording. Called “Project Sound Lift,” the tool can automatically detect each sound and spit out separate files containing the background noise and the track users want to prioritize, such as someone’s voice or the sound of an instrument.
- YouTube plans to adopt new disclosure requirements and content labels for content created by generative AI. Starting next year, the video platform will “require creators to disclose when they’ve created altered or synthetic content that is realistic . . . For example, this could be an AI-generated video that realistically depicts an event that never happened, or content showing someone saying or doing something they didn’t actually do.” Penalties for not labeling AI-generated content could include takedowns and demonetization.
- Some of Bing’s search results now have AI-generated descriptions, according to a blog post from Microsoft. The company will use GPT-4 to garner “the most pertinent insights” from webpages and write summaries beneath Bing search results, and users can check which search result summaries are AI-generated.