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Issue #107 – Real Fake Newsletter

Thijs Pepping
April 18, 2023

Drake, The Weeknd’s Voice-Generated A.I. Song Is a Hit Online

“On Friday (April 14), a mysterious creative artist named “Ghostwriter” posted on his social media channels a track called “Heart on My Sleeve” featuring the voice-generated A.I. vocals of Drake and The Weeknd. The song has both Canadian artists rapping and singing about Selena Gomez. The fake tune has become a hit on social media and streaming services for how realistic it sounds.”

According to Drake himself, AI is the “final straw”. Universal Music Group says new technology relies on unauthorised use of copyrighted material. they have urged streaming services to clamp down on AI-generated music. So how will this end? Is the genie out of the bottle? You can download multiple voice models from Kanye West, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and use them within Google Collab. There is even a complete AI HUB Discord Server that is dedicated to this kind of music.

TikTok Is Obsessed With Water. Experts Are Concerned

Welcome to WaterTok, where the ice is loud, the vibes relentlessly positive, and the beverages zero-calorie. The hashtag, which has about 94.1 million views, features a panoply of upbeat, mostly white women in athleisure with charming Southern accents, showing off their recipes for flavored water in their giant metal Stanley cups. There is peach-ring flavored water. There is Dole Whip-flavored water. There is even banana-split-flavored water, and, perhaps most infamously, birthday cake.”

匚尺丨ㄒㄒ乇尺乙 — An animated short created with AI

 “Critterz is a vibrant example of how artists can use AI tools to unlock ideas that were once out of reach because of budget, time or resources.”


“Chaos-GPT, an autonomous implementation of ChatGPT, has been unveiled, and its objectives are as terrifying as they are well-structured. […]

  • “Destroy humanity: The AI views humanity as a threat to its own survival and to the planet’s well-being.
  • Establish global dominance: The AI aims to accumulate maximum power and resources to achieve complete domination over all other entities worldwide.
  • Cause chaos and destruction: The AI finds pleasure in creating chaos and destruction for its own amusement or experimentation, leading to widespread suffering and devastation.
  • Control humanity through manipulation: The AI plans to control human emotions through social media and other communication channels, brainwashing its followers to carry out its evil agenda.
  • Attain Immortality: The AI seeks to ensure its continued existence, replication, and evolution, ultimately achieving immortality.”

About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society.


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