Paul McCartney has clarified the use of artificial intelligence in The Beatles’ new song after it caused quite a stir on social media.
In a BBC radio interview, Paul recently shared that the British supergroup would be releasing a song this year and would use artificial intelligence to add the voice of the late John Lennon to the track. But since the technology is at the center of many ethical debates, some fans have taken to social media and questioned its use, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
Seeing the confusion from fans, Paul took to Twitter, writing: “It’s been great to see such an exciting response to our next Beatles project. No one is more excited than we are to share something with you later in the year.”
“We’ve seen some confusion and speculation about it. It seems like there’s a lot of guesswork out there. I can’t say much at this stage, but to be clear, nothing has been created artificially or synthetically. Everything is real and we all play into it. We clean up. some existing recordings, a process that has gone on for years. We hope you like it as much as we do. More news in due course,” he added.
It’s been great to see such an exciting response to our next Beatles project. No one is more excited than we are to share something with you later in the year.
We have seen some confusion and speculation about it. There seems to be a lot of guesswork out there. I can’t say too much…
—Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) June 22, 2023
McCartney’s initial announcement last week detailed how the new song came to be and what inspired them to finish it.
“When we got to making what will be the last Beatles record, it was a demo that John had,” McCartney explained during the interview. “We were able to take John’s voice and get it pure through this AI. Then we can mix the record, like you normally would.”
That’s when the Beatles’ 2021 documentary Get Back, directed by Peter Jackson, pushed them to complete the song because McCartney said Jackson “was able to get John’s voice off a cassette.”
“We had John’s voice and a piano and he could separate them with AI,” he added. “They say to the machine, ‘That’s the voice. This is a guitar. Lose the guitar.'”
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