The artificial intelligence evolved really fast over the past few years and now can be used to do all sort of things like writing songs and replicate voices, for example, what might changed the future of the music business within a few years. In an interview with Piers Morgan (Transcribed by Blabbermouth), the Kiss co-founder, bassist and singer Gene Simmons gave his opinion on the new technology.
When asked if he would let someone use his voice to make a new song using AI, he said: “We can make a deal”.
Gene Simmons gives his opinion on artificial intelligence
“Music business aside, I am concerned about the lack of legislation. When you enter a new, let’s say a new planet, you’re about to land on a new (planet), well, clearly there’s opportunity there, there are minerals and things — all kinds of opportunities. Without rules of the game… It’s like playing sports without rules. Who’s gonna do what? You need some rules that are kind and beneficial to mankind, womankind, transkind, all kinds of kinds. Okay, does that cover everybody?”
“The problem with AI is not… AI is here, whether you like it or not. So let’s look at it smartly and let’s pass legislation. AI creates a song using my voice, or what sounds like my voice, with a new song, and it sounds just like me and it definitely sounds like that kind of a thing. So when you buy it, who owns the copyright and the publishing, if AI did that? So, is it me, because it sounds like me? You could swear it was me. So these are uncharted (territories),” Gene Simmons said.
Kiss is currently on their farewell tour that will come to an end next December at the traditional Madison Square Garden in New York City, the same city the band was formed back in 1973.