Eminem and David Guetta’s AI Experiment is More Cringe Than Cutting Edge
Will the fake Slim Shady please sit down.
Words by Elliott Layland February 9, 2022

Move over Tupac hologram, there’s a new cringe-worthy performance in town! French DJ and producer David Guetta teamed up with the one and only Eminem in a musical experiment that blended AI with rap. The result? A viral video captioned “Let me introduce you to… Emin-AI-em.” But don’t be fooled, this performance isn’t just a punchline.

It’s sparked a heated online debate about the potential and ethical implications of AI in the music industry. While some fear AI taking over an artist’s voice, others are embracing the innovation. Guetta, however, has given us a moment of relief by announcing the AI-generated track won’t be commercially released. But the conversation about AI in music isn’t over, especially with platforms like TikTok driving its growth.

The debate surrounding AI in music is definitely a hot topic, with some folks worried about machines taking over their favorite art form, while others are all for the technological advancements. And with the recent cringe-worthy “Emin-AI-em” performance by David Guetta and Eminem, it’s no surprise that the jury is still out on the role of AI in music.

Sure, AI might have the ability to analyze data and generate music that humans may not have considered, but let’s be real, the resulting “music” from Guetta’s performance was far from being Grammy-worthy. And while AI might be able to help musicians overcome creative blocks, we can’t ignore the fear that its uniformity could stifle human creativity, resulting in less unique and original music.

Is this the beginning of the end for music? As Terminator 2: Judgment Day warned us, machines can surpass human abilities. But let’s not forget, music has always been and will always be a human experience, with all its flaws and imperfections. Until AI can capture the essence of human emotion and creativity, we’ll just have to sit back and enjoy the good old-fashioned jams. The jury is still out on this one, folks, and as of right now, the verdict is: CRINGE.

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