AI-generated artwork encompasses more than just pieces of artwork. DJ David Guetta has replicated Eminem’s rapping voice using AI.
The French DJ and producer shared a video of him playing a song during one of his sets. He says he used AI technology to add the ‘voice’ of Eminem to one of his songs. The DJ hypes a massive crowd for the song in the video, with the replicated Eminem rapping: “This is the future rave sound / I’m getting awesome and underground.”
David Guetta also talks about his process for re-creating the voice—using multiple tools. First the DJ used ChatGPT to write the lyrics. He asked the service to ‘write a verse in the style of Eminem about future rave.’ Once he had a lyric he liked, he used another vocal AI site to re-create the specific sound of Eminem rapping that particular lyric.
“I put the text in that, and I played the record and people went nuts,” Guetta explains. He says he won’t be making the track featuring AI Eminem available commercially, but it illustrates how AI-generated content is being used to mimic artwork, voices, and even faces in Hollywood using de-aging tech trained on old footage.
AI-generated music in the style of a specific artist has captivated public attention for a few years now. Last year, we covered an AI music site that could generate Drake songs. It no longer exists—likely because it’s a form of appropriation of a person, and using their image without their consent is illegal.
AI is also the driving force behind many of the hologram tours of Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Tupac, and Roy Orbison. These services use AI to generate an image that is capable of being projected in a 3D space. Before the tech, each frame would have to be rendered by hand—like animation. Parallel simulations combined with machine learning algorithms help ‘teach’ these images how to ‘act’ human to express the body language that concert goers expect. Now, will the voices be AI-generated, too?