Producer Hit-Boy shared a snippet of a new song on Instagram Tuesday, which has him listening to West rapping on his latest song “2 Certified”
But it actually isn’t Kanye West rapping. It’s an artificial intelligence program (A.I.) emulating Kanye.
“AI is getting insane. @kanyewest rapping 2 certified sounds too crzy,” Hit-Boy wrote on Instagram.
Hit-Boy isn’t the only person using A.I. to emulate Kanye, as people on the internet have also been utilizing the program since at least March. A.I. expert Roberto Nickson went viral on Twitter last month, showing how effective the program can be (see below).
And just like that. The music industry is forever changed.— Roberto Nickson (@rpnickson) March 26, 2023
I recorded a verse, and had a trained AI model of Kanye replace my vocals.
The results will blow your mind. Utterly incredible. pic.twitter.com/wY1pn9RGWx
The impact these A.I. generated voice likenesses will have on the internet, law and music will be far reaching.
Some in the music industry have been speaking out against A.I. and calling for the government to step in and create laws to prohibit the use people's voice or likeness without permission.
Related: AI: Censorship’s Final Frontier? A Conversation with Kristen Ruby
Elon Musk has already joined more than 1,000 tech leaders, researchers and others in signing an open letter urging a moratorium on the development of artificial intelligence systems more powerful that GPT-4, "to allow a set of shared safety protocols for advanced AI design and development that are rigorously audited and overseen by independent outside experts" to be created.
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