China’s DrakeGPT moment: AI singer goes viral
Bilibili is China’s biggest user-generated video streaming website. Sun has not released an album in 2017. The sudden surge of interest isn’t due to her having a moment of genius.
The songs that have been viewed millions of times on Bilibili are clones of Sun’s voice, which raises questions about copyright.
Tech-savvy Chinese users reminisced about the golden age in Mandarin pop music by mimicking Sun’s vocals using singing voice conversion. This deep learning method allows a user to deliver a person’s singing into another person’s, and then swap it out for a compilation Mandpop Classics.