- Beyond The Hype
WHO WILL STOP A.I. FROM HI-JACKING THE CULTURE?
As the world celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, the use of artificial intelligence to convincingly emulate vocals of artists including Rihanna, Drake and The Weekend has taken the potential for cultural appropriation to entirely new levels. The mind-blowing implications reach far beyond copyright laws to issues of critical importance to Black people, including economic equity, social justice, and monetization and ownership of our culture. Design justice expert Karen R. Baker, president of Boathouse, an independent marketing agency leveraging data and AI, joins Beyond The Hype to share what’s happening, what’s at stake, and what we need to do about it.