Should Copyright Protect Music Created By Artificial Intelligence?

“I have songwriting credits…even though I don’t know how to write a song.”

The speaker of this statement is not a musician and has no musical training. His involvement with “creating” the songs in questions? Virtually none. He writes computer code. He helped create an app called Endel, which is self-described as “a cross-platform audio ecosystem.” Endel is part of a larger part of the current hot debate over works of art being “created” by computers using programs employing “artificially intelligent” modes of computer learning, or AI for short.