A radio station in the United States confirmed that an Artificial Intelligence as a DJ is added to its grid. We tell you everything you need to know in this note!
Through its TwitterRadio Live 95.5 from Portland, Oregon in USA confirmed that now it will be possible to listen to a Artificial intelligence as DJ in one of his shows. This DJ He will be a host for the program and will be there for five hours every day. With this decision, the radio officially becomes the first station with a DJ completely created with AI.
“We made history as the first radio station with an AI DJ!” comment on the radio through his Twitter. “Our noon announcer Ashley now became Ashley AI. We can’t wait for you to meet Ashely, the first DJ Artificial Intelligence of the world. As for the intelligence of our other DJs… we will leave that for another post”, the radio statement ends.
We made history as the world’s first radio station with an AI DJ! Our midday host Ashley has become AI Ashley! We can’t wait for you to meet Ashley, the world’s first artificially intelligent DJ. As to the intelligence of our other DJ’s…we’ll save that for another post 😉 pic.twitter.com/CtlMhYU0IO
– Live 95.5 (@live955) June 13, 2023
As they explain, this AI has the voice of Ashley Elzinga, a radio announcer. The station uses the tool RadioGPT by Futuri Media, that works based on GPT-4. With it, they create a script based on current news collected from different digital media and social media platforms, so that the Ashley IA read them. However, the company that owns the radio immediately came out to clarify that this AI it is not going to replace the flesh and blood announcer.
“It is a hybrid situation where we have the Ashley usual during some segments and we will have the Ashley IA during other segments”explained Phil Beckerthe executive vice president of content at Alpha Media, the parent company of radio. Although it is very good news for the people of Portland, since they just became the first place with a AI on a radio, the comments against the decision were not long in coming.
Some users in Twitter they assure that it is new AI totally disrespectful to radio hosts, but others praised Live 95.5 for finding a way to deliver consistent content to your audience. Something interesting is that the station has already thought about how to balance the two presences. “When Ashley IA is in transmission, the Ashley traditional is going to do other things for the community, like managing social networks or working on the digital part or any other element that comes with the job,” explained Becker.
The AI It is slowly becoming an element that is part of our day to day. Several companies already use this tool, as in the case of Manzana which earlier this year began selling audiobooks narrated by jackson and madison, two voices created with AI. One of the biggest concerns is that this technology will put many out of work, but you have to stay calm because this is still a few years away.