The use of artificial intelligence technology in the music industry is causing concern among industry professionals. A recent viral clip of an A.I.-generated Jay-Z voice has left his longtime engineer Young Guru worried about the possibility of rappers’ voices being cloned without their permission.
Young Guru took to Instagram to share a snippet of a song featuring a deep fake of Jay-Z’s vocals and to express his concerns about the use of digitally-generated vocals. He warned that the new technology should be a major concern for music artists and suggested that laws should be created to protect people’s likeness, voice or otherwise, without permission.
Here’s Jay-Z’s Voice Replicated by A.I. Song:
Guru wrote in his post saying, “I’ve been trying to tell everyone that this is where we are now with AI. For some reason this one got everyone’s attention,” he wrote. “So what do we do. On one hand I’m well aware that you can’t stop technology. Once the genie is out of the box you can put him back in. On the other hand we have to protect the rights of the artist. Not only artist but everyone in society.”
The respected engineer and producer believes that the government should step in and create laws to prohibit the use of people’s voice and likeness without permission. He added that people should not be able to take an artist’s Name, Image, and Likeness without their consent.
In the comment section, other well-known producers like 9th Wonder, Lord Finesse, and DJ Clark Kent also expressed their concerns about the A.I. technology cloning rappers’ voices.
As the music industry continues to evolve, it is clear that there is a need for laws to protect artists and their rights. The use of A.I. technology in music should be approached with caution, and steps need to be taken to ensure that artists are protected from unauthorized use of their likeness, voice, or otherwise. It is time for the government to take action and create laws that protect artists and their creative works.