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A song featuring an AI-generated version of Drake and the Weeknd went viral before being removed by the streaming service. Is censorship of AI-generated songs the way forward? Or could singers benefit from synthetic voices, as artists such as Grimes have suggested?
Then, HatGPT: Kevin and Casey emerged from the headlines and produced their own take on the news.
Former BuzzFeed News editor Ben Smith discusses the end of the digital media era in the 2010s.
“Hard Fork” by Kevin Ross and Casey Newton, produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show was edited by Paula Szuchman and Jen Poyant.Designed by Alyssa Moxley with original music by Dan Powell, Elisha Baytop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto. Fact checking by Caitlin Love.
Special thanks to Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.