Nile Rodgers believes artificial intelligence in music could be ‘something great’.
The Chic guitarist has weighed in on the debate about the future of AI in songwriting, admitting there will be “a lot of controversy” as the technology becomes “practical,” but it has some advantages. said he was thinking.
In his Wired column for the Daily Star, he wrote, “Just as the Academy Awards have animation, reality, and documentary.
“At the moment, you can’t say to the artist, ‘I can’t paint in that color,’ so you have to drop the card wherever you want. That’s impossible.
“You have to let the artist understand what is right.
“Weirdly, I think it’s a big deal out of nowhere, but maybe it’s a great thing.”
The AGE-year-old musician noted people’s reactions to the advent of drum machines, computers and samplers, which he considers “great tools.”
He added, “I hear people talking about fakes. It sounds like noise to me. It sounds like the noise we’ve been hearing all our lives.”
“Drum machines and sequencers were great tools. Some bands couldn’t have made a record without a sequencer.
“If you want to have a really meaningful conversation, let’s talk about songwriters getting paid.”
Meanwhile, he cited his late collaborator Avicii as someone who helped him create his art in the best possible way using technology.
He explained: “He wrote the most beautiful songs without even knowing what he was doing. His ears were telling him what to do.
“How could he do that? Because he had the gear. His gear allowed him to do it.”