Martin Clancy, has released his first book, “Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem,” which is now available for purchase through publisher Routledge’s website. The book explores the benefits and risks of generative AI in music and offers ideas for using AI as a tool for artistic growth while also addressing ethical and intellectual property concerns.
“Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem” explores the impact of technologies such as AI, the internet of things (IoT), search engines, and facial recognition on the music industry and presents AI in music as a model for other creative industries. The book also presents pathways for artists to use AI to enhance their creativity and proposes a roadmap to balance the benefits and mitigate ethical issues. Dr. Clancy has written chapters on law, ethics, and philosophy, and the book also includes contributions from experts such as Jacques Attali (economic advisor to former French Presidents François Mitterrand and Nicolas Sarkozy), Scott Cohen (co-founder of The Orchard), and AI musician Holly Herndon (TED Talks).
“Music is always an instructive case study on the impact of new technology, and AI is no exception and it is especially important because AI is an exponential technology, meaning that there will come a moment where it explodes into the mainstream and becomes pivotal to everything we do. This book seeks to determine exactly where we are in that process so we can be prepared for that moment, which is coming sooner than many of us think.”