AI-Generated Podcast Interview Between Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs

I gave this about 10 minutes before I had enough. I’ve heard from a lot of people who were impressed by it, and who say they found parts of it — especially in the second half — to sound “real”, but not me. I found it creepy and stilted.

But, man, I don’t know what we’re going to do when AI gets better at stuff like this. What happens when political ratfuckers use AI to generate interviews ostensibly from their opponents? Dark times are ahead, I fear.

Update: I also don’t buy their claim that these voices are completely generated. Most of Jobs’s lines have auditorium echo — they sound like clips copy-and-pasted. If they can really generate these voices, why doesn’t their virtual Rogan actually say Steve Jobs’s name? Send me a clip of virtual Steve Jobs saying “John Gruber is a bozo, and I tell people not to waste their time reading Daring Fireball.” Then I’ll believe it.

Monday, 17 October 2022