A Disney director tried—and failed—to use an AI Hans Zimmer to create a soundtrack

Edwards, who ended up utilizing the actual, flesh-and-blood human Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack of his film, mentioned he performed the AI-generated monitor again to the composer. Zimmer, he mentioned, discovered it amusing. Zimmer wasn’t reachable for remark. 

Edwards’s experiment speaks to a difficulty on the coronary heart of one of many greatest fights dealing with Hollywood right now. Artists and creatives are up in arms over generative AI. Hollywood is at the moment at a standstill as actors and writers are placing over fairer labor circumstances and the usage of generative AI within the movie trade. There may be additionally fierce pushback from authors and artists who argue that tech corporations steal their mental property by indiscriminately scraping the online for pictures and textual content. Distinguished artists corresponding to comic and writer Sarah Silverman have sued AI corporations for copyright infringement. 

It’s nonetheless early days for music-generating AI, which could clarify why Edwards bought the outcomes he did, says Henry Ajder, an knowledgeable in generative AI. 

“From my expertise, some fairly easy AI music is fairly convincing. It’s tough to inform the distinction between an AI-generated composition and a human carried out composition,” he says.  

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