Renowned singer Stefanie Sun replies to her ‘AI substitute’; experts warn public to beware of scams using AI technology
Published: May 24, 2023 09:58 PM
AI Photo: VCG

AI Photo: VCG

Renowned singer Stefanie Sun has responded to the rise of AI singers, cautioning about the potential threat AI technology poses to human-created jobs, including professions such as law, medicine, accounting, and now singing. Sun, who gained attention as her 'AI substitute' became popular overnight, expressed her satisfaction in remaining true to herself.

In an article published on Make Music, Sun acknowledged the nearly insurmountable capabilities of AI technology, humorously stating, "All I'm saying is, you can't argue with 'someone' who puts out a new album every few minutes.”

The virtual singer was initially trained using a vast amount of Sun's voice data and underwent meticulous adjustments and improvements to create the AI model. Many fans have found it challenging to distinguish between songs sung by the real singer and those performed by the AI robot. Additionally, the AI singer's image was constructed using Sun's photos.

Netizens noted that while AI singers can replicate Sun's voice, they cannot replicate her life experiences, which hold significant value for her fans. One fan commented, "Many people who listen to the AI Stefanie Sun do so because they admire the real Sun. A singer with such depth of thought can never be replaced.”

This year, the adoption of technologies like ChatGPT, GPT-4, and others has sparked public concern about AI technology. With the availability of deep synthesis technology and an increase in AI-generated audio and video, fraudulent activities such as face-changing, fraud, and slander have become more common.

In response, the Internet Society of China issued a warning, urging the public to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions against emerging scams that utilize AI technology.