Record labels sue AI Music Generators, Inside the Pentagon's Tech Upgrade and HatGPT

Record labels — including Sony, Universal, and Warner — are suing two major AI-powered music companies, accusing them of copyright infringement. Mitch Glazier, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, the industry group that represents music labels, talks about their case. Next, we look at defense technology and discuss why Silicon Valley appears to be changing its tune on working with the military. Chris Kirchhoff, who used to run a special Pentagon office in Silicon Valley, explains what he thinks is behind the shift. And finally, we play another round of HatGPT.


  • Mitch Glazier, president and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America

  • Chris Kirchhoff, founding partner of the Defense Innovation Unit and author of Unit X: How the Pentagon and Silicon Valley Are Transforming the Future of War

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“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose AND Casey Newton and produced by Rachel Cohn AND Whitney Jones. This episode was edited by Larissa Anderson. Engineering by Corey Schreppel and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop AND Rowan Niemeyer. Fact checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Cat wing tam, In Gallogli, Kate Lo Presti AND Jeffrey Miranda.

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