Brian May calls the use of AI in music ‘massively scary’ – as he worries that the technology can ’cause evil’.

by Patria

Brian May finds the use of artificial intelligence in music “massively frightening” because he believes it has the power to do “evil”.

The Queen guitarist, 76, revealed his concerns in an interview in which he was asked to share his views on how the technology could affect his business.

He told Guitar Player magazine: “My main concern with it now is in the artistic area. I think this time next year the landscape will be completely different. “We won’t know which way is up. We won’t know what’s AI and what’s human.

“It’s all going to be very blurred and very confusing, and I think we might look back on 2023 as the last year that humans really dominated the music scene.

“I really think it could be that serious, and that doesn’t fill me with joy. It makes me anxious, and I’m preparing myself to be sad about it.”

Brain added that he supports the use of AI to solve problems, as long as it’s not used to “cause evil”.

He said: “The potential for AI to cause evil is obviously incredibly huge – not just in music, because nobody dies in music – but people can die if AI gets involved in politics and world domination for different nations.

“I think the whole thing is massively frightening. It’s much more far-reaching than anyone realized – well, certainly (more) than I realized.”

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