AI is the biggest tech story and debates right now. Whether it be about music, art, or writing the argument is heated. While AI has many defenders, its detractors are numerous. The anti-AI advocates argue that AI works are created using the works of others, nearly all of whom did not consent to their work being used in that manner. Furthermore, there are concerns about copyright and slander if an AI is able to mimic someone’s voice
In the music world, people are split on whether AI-generated music is a blessing or a curse. While artists like JoJo are in favor of embracing the technology, industry legends like Ice Cube have absolutely no time for it“That’s fucked up, bruh,” the champ told Yayo, his mouth agape, as he heard Biggie rap 50’s hook and 2Pac spit his opening verse, before adding: “Woah.”. However, that has not stopped users from creating works from artists, both dead and alive, with AI.
Mike Tyson Shocked By AI Track
2Pac & Biggie AI cover of classic 50 Cent song leaves Mike Tyson in awehttps://t.co/52WCdDsvQr
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Rapper and former G-Unit member Tony Yayo stopped by Mike Tyson’s podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike. They discussed many topics, including the shooting of Yayo’s close friend 50 Cent. However, they also broached the topic of AI art.“Let me tell you how ill computers is takin’ over. You ever heard of AI music?” Yayo asked Tyson and his co-host DJ Whoo Kid. “Do me a favor: play ‘Many Men’ by 50 Cent, 2Pac and Biggie.” The AI-generated song, while not a perfect imitation of the three iconic rappers, was enough to shock the studio.
“That’s fucked up, bruh,” Tyson commented before simply adding, “Woah.” Whoo also added a similar thought on the track. “Yo! This is crazy! This is insane. That don’t even make no sense.” While Yayo was impressed by the track, it shows the potential of what AI can do – bringing back dead artists. However, with that comes with concern as the industry grapples with the question of whether those artists, their memory, and their legacy, should be left alone. What do you think of the rise of AI music? Let us know in the comments below.