Canadian musician, Grimes, made an appearance on Mindscape, a podcast hosted by theoretical physicist, Sean Carroll, on Nov. 20. Grimes spoke of music and the impact of its presence in the age of artificial intelligence.
“I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she said. “Once there’s actually Artificial General Intelligence, they’re gonna be so much better at making art than us.”
Grimes also mentioned during her interview, on Mindscape, about the effect of technology on specific art forms, such as live musical performances.
“I think live music is going to be obsolete soon. DJs get paid more than real musicians,” Grimes said. “It’s kinda like Instagram or whatever, people are actually just gravitating towards the clean, finished fake world.”
Grimes later addressed certain comments of hers, from Mindscape, on her Twitter.
“Not saying humans will stop making art,” Grimes typed. “Just saying it will be very hard to compete with this and therefore, art will forever change.”
— ༺GRIM ≡ﾟS༻ (@Grimezsz) November 20, 2019
Grimes studied as a double major in neuroscience and Russian at McGill University in 2006, but later left in 2011 to pursue music full time.
Grimes will be releasing her new album, Miss Anthropocene, in 2020. She dropped her new song “So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth,” from the upcoming album, on Nov. 15, which accumulated over 350,000 views on YouTube.
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