Ice Cube had this to say about AI.
During a recent appearance on the “Full Send” podcast, Ice Cube, the Actor-Rapper, expressed his thoughts on AI. His candid opinions shed light on the growing discourse surrounding artificial intelligence. Just last week, Tom Hanks issued a warning regarding actors grappling with the legal implications of AI, emphasizing the urgency for concrete actions to be taken. With Ice Cube’s remarks adding to the mounting evidence, it becomes increasingly apparent that addressing this matter promptly is imperative.
Ice Cube’s statement comes from a recently released song, “Heart on My Sleeve,” where AI-generated versions of The Weeknd and Drake’s vocals collaborated. While other recent instances of AI-generated music have emerged, the remarkable popularity of this particular song, accumulating millions of streams before its eventual removal, further amplifies the urgency for action. The widespread attention and subsequent removal of the song fuels ongoing discussions surrounding the need for decisive measures to address AI and intellectual property issues.
In Ice Cube’s recent appearance, he had the following to say about the technology and it’s future in the industry.
“I think AI is demonic; I think AI is going to get a backlash from real people,” Cube said.
“I’m [going to] sue the motherf***a who made it and the people and the platform who play it,” Cube continued, comparing the act to sampling without permission. “Somebody can’t take your original voice and manipulate it without having to pay.”
“It’s going to really be a new way of creating and a new way of generating money with less costs,” Timbaland said. “I’m already here. This is what I’m doing. I’m going to lead the way.”
Ice Cube’s strong stance against AI manipulation and his intention to pursue legal action reflects the growing sentiments within the industry. As AI continues to reshape the creative landscape and potentially disrupt traditional revenue streams, it is evident that safeguarding original voices and ensuring fair compensation for artists remains paramount. With influential figures like Ice Cube and Tom Hanks sounding the alarm, it becomes increasingly crucial for policymakers, artists, and technology platforms to collaborate and establish clear guidelines to navigate this evolving landscape responsibly.