Drake diss track featuring AI Tupac brings up legal questions around AI : The Indicator from Planet Money With a few clicks of AI software, anyone can conjure the voice or visual likeness of a dead celebrity — or really anyone. This new world has opened up a bunch of new legal questions about the rights of people and their heirs to control digital replicas of themselves. Today on the show, how a Drake diss track featuring the voice of Tupac made it into the Congressional record, and how it may lead to more regulation of AI.

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AI Tupac and the murky legality of digital necromancy

AI Tupac and the murky legality of digital necromancy

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A hologram of Tupac Shakur performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music &amp; Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella
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With a few clicks of AI software, anyone can conjure the voice or visual likeness of a dead celebrity — or really anyone. This new world has opened up a bunch of new legal questions about the rights of people and their heirs to control digital replicas of themselves. Today on the show, how a Drake diss track featuring the voice of Tupac made it into the Congressional record, and how it may lead to more regulation of AI.

To read more of Greg Rosalsky's reporting, subscribe to Planet Money's newsletter.

Related episodes:
AI creates, transforms and destroys ... jobs (Apple / Spotify)
Are the Products in your shopping cart real? (Apple / Spotify)
Planet Money makes an episode using AI

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