The most wild thing may just have happened in AI technology via the music world. If you ever wanted to hear Kurt Cobain fill in for Layne Staley in Alice In Chains, then this is your first foot into a world where absolutely nothing makes sense.
The impact of AI technology on the music industry, especially when it comes to artists who have passed away, has been something not seen before. With the rise of AI-generated music, there is a big concern that the use of artificial intelligence could potentially harm the legacy of deceased artists by creating new works without their consent, and even more-so, if for sure is something extremely eerie when you think about it.
The living vocal chords have just been replicated and it sends a chill down my spine.
Some even argue that using AI to create new works for artists who have passed away is a form of exploitation, as it allows record labels and other companies to profit off of an artist’s legacy without their consent.
The classic Alice In Chains track ‘Rooster’ has just dropped, but with Cobain on the vocals and it really is pretty scary with how good it is, of course, with flaws considered, but overall it really is a trip that will make you question everything.
Can a computer algorithm truly replicate the creative vision of an artist? Many argue that the answer is no, and that AI-generated music will never be able to fully capture the unique creativity and emotion that comes from human expression.
That being said, AI technology can be used in positive ways to pay tribute to deceased artists. For example, it can be used to enhance the listening experience of an artist’s existing work, such as by creating new remixes or remasters that stay true to the original sound. AI can also be used to preserve an artist’s legacy by digitizing and archiving their work, making it more accessible to future generations.
As we move forward into an increasingly technology-driven world, it’s important to approach the use of AI in music with pause and critical thinking. At the end of the day, it’s your choice with what you choose to listen to. What do you think?