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Earlier this year, an anonymous creator who goes by Ghostwriter caused a stir with a track called “Heart on My Sleeve,” which features convincing AI-generated vocals that sounded like Drake and the Weeknd. (It was quickly yanked from legal streaming services, but not before it went viral.) The voices were created using open source software known as So-VITS-SVC, which allows the technically inclined to train a neural network on a singer’s voice and then produce any song using the AI-created vocals. Enthusiasts swap voice models—everyone from Bad Bunny to Taylor Swift to James Hatfield—in Discord communities. Meanwhile, user-friendly websites that employ the software have been mushrooming.

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