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This is a track about the dangers of AI and what happens if machines achieve true Artificial General Intelligence.
I was intrigued to study the current state of the art in AI for music making. So I started using a few of these engines.
The track started with a drum groove that I had been playing around with for a while, and I then built the basic track around that. So the track production process and the vibe is totally human made :-)
I then started thinking about a subject and lyrics, and I asked ChatGPT to write me some lyrics about the potential dangers of General Artificial Intelligence. I was intrigued to see what it would come up with... BANG! I was frankly amazed how evocative the lyrics were and how clearly is lays out the dangers.
I took the ChatGPT lyrics and edited them to shorten the narrative and focus on the key hook, and I also felt that it needed to be in the first person, so it is basically sung from the perspective of the machine. I initially sang the whole track to get a feel for how it might sound and to work on the melody, and the harmonies etc..
I then started playing with a few different AI vocal engines to see what might be possible. My very good friend Nigel Butler recommended Sythesizer V as one of the best engines out there. So Nigel kindly then used Synthesizer V to create the female vocals for the Chorus. I then found another engine that did a passable emulation of Hal from 2001 a Space Odyssey and so I used this to speak the verse vocals. et voila... :-)
The core hook of “AI is a ticking timebomb” came straight from ChatGPT, and as such this is a chilling warning voiced by ChatGPT itself 🙂
Please do check out Synthesizer V https://dreamtonics.com/synthesizerv-gen1/en/