In Tuesday’s (7/4) Associated Press, Maria Sherman writes, “Last month, the Recording Academy announced a series of changes to the Grammy Awards to better reflect an evolving music industry. Of those newly instituted guidelines, protocols involving technological advancements in machine learning sparked headlines: ‘Only human creators’ could win the music industry’s highest honor in a decision aimed at the use of artificial intelligence in popular music. ‘A work that contains no human authorship is not eligible in any category,’ the rules read in part. As the music industry continues to come to terms with this new technology, so too will the Grammys, says Recording Academy CEO and President Harvey Mason jr. ‘Here’s the super easy, headline statement: AI, or music that contains AI-created elements is absolutely eligible for entry and for consideration for Grammy nomination. Period,’ Mason told the Associated Press. ‘What’s not going to happen is we are not going to give a Grammy or Grammy nomination to the AI portion…. We don’t want to see technology replace human creativity. We want to make sure technology is enhancing, embellishing, or additive to human creativity. So that’s why we took this particular stand in this award cycle.’ ”