Radio DJ "Celebrates" Her New AI Clone Replacement

R-AI-dio A radio station in Portland, Oregon has cloned one of its DJs’ voices using artificial intelligence and deployed it on-air. As Tech Crunch reported last week, Portland’s Live 95.5 FM radio station is now using “RadioGPT,” a GPT-4-powered tool created by the company Futuri Media, to essentially replace human DJs with an AI that speaks and sounds like the real thing. “I’m like your fun best friend on the radio, with less drama and more meme references,” reads Futuri Media’s official description of the tool. In a Twitter post about the part-time AI DJ, Live 95.5’s midday host Ashley Elzinga introduced “AI Ashley,” her algorithmic voice clone, and enthusiastically showcased how the tech works. In other words, a radio DJ just proudly announced her AI doppelganger, which could potentially replace her one day. We made history as the world's first radio station with an AI DJ! Our midday host Ashley has become AI Ashley! We can’t wait for you to meet Ashley, the world's first artificially intelligent DJ. As to the intelligence of our other DJ’s…we’ll save that for another post — Live 95.5 (@live955) June 13, 2023 Awk Although the radio station told Tech Crunch that the AI clone isn’t fully replacing “traditional Ashley,” folks on Twitter were unsurprisingly quick to point out that the entire display is pretty awkward. As one user noted, the timing of “RadioGPT” couldn’t be worse for the radio industry. “[Six] radio stations went dark in Canada yesterday as a cost-cutting effort by a major…Radio DJ "Celebrates" Her New AI Clone Replacement

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