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I, Robot x The 6God & The Weeknd?

Music created using A.I.-generated voices of Drake and The Weeknd has listeners gripped, causing mixed-reactions to the computer-made collaboration

A.I.-generated art has been a controversial topic for some time now, but most recently the phenomena appears to have grown more widespread as people have gone as far as to use the technology to mimic the voices of artists to have them sing songs that are not even theirs.

The most recent and arguably biggest example of trend so far would be the A.I. song that uses the voices of Drake and The Weeknd to create the collaboration titled "heart on my sleeve".

Check out the song here:

The track, created by the YouTube channel "ghostwriter", was uploaded to the site on Friday (Apr. 14th) and has already amassed over 180k views, with comments below the video largely appearing to be quite supportive towards the artificial-track.

Comments ranged from those thinking the song was so good that they almost thought it was an official collaboration between Drake and The Weeknd, to those that think it could be improved to sound more natural, but nonetheless is a strong-demonstration of the capabilities of artificial intelligence.

While responses from the two artists "featured" in ghostwriter's creation have yet to surface, the 6God has already issued a reaction to his voice being used for A.I.-music.

After A.I.-generated cover of Ice Spice's "Munch (Feelin' U)" using Drake's voice went viral, the Canadian star took notice, sharing a screenshot of The Shade Room's post regarding the viral A.I.-cover on his Instagram stories with text reading "This the final straw AI".

Listen to the A.I. cover here:

Concerns over artistic-integrity and copyright are frequently at the forefront of concerns over the use of A.I.-technology to produce music or any other kind of art.

Hip hop producer Young Guru expressed his worries earlier this year, using an A.I.-created Kendrick Lamar song to exemplify the scarily-fast progression the technology has undergone to get to the point of voice-replicating with such accuracy. "You can copyright a song, or a speech but not the voice itself!!! You can literally create a song or an album in the voice of your favorite musician. And this is just music. The ability to create a Manchurian Candidate scares me. Think about that in every industry," Guru explained in an Instagram post.

Corporations are beginning to crack down on A.I.-music as well, with Universal Music Group calling on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple to block A.I.-programs from using the company's music. A representative of UMG declared "We have a moral and commercial responsibility to our artists to work to prevent the unauthorized use of their music and to stop platforms from ingesting content that violates the rights of artists and other creators...We expect our platform partners will want to prevent their services from being used in ways that harm artists."

At this time, there is no word if any legal-action will be taken against the YouTuber ghostwriter for his A.I.-generated song by Drake or The Weeknd.


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