The Recording Academy has just established a new rule that would exclude innovators of artificial intelligence (AI) from being considered for a GRAMMY Award nomination.
According to Consequence, the rule was approved during a meeting of the Academy’s Board of Trustees in the month of May. The rule specifies that “[o]nly human creators are eligible to be submitted for consideration” and that “[a] work that contains no human authorship is not eligible in any Category.”
If, on the other hand, a piece of work employs both human writers and AI in equal measure, only the human authors’ contributions count toward eligibility. A further requirement is that it “must be meaningful and more than de minimis,” with the Academy defining “de minimis” as “lacking significance or importance; so minor as to merit disregard.” Authors whose works consist entirely of AI content are ineligible for consideration, as are authors whose works contain any AI material at all.