Jay Chou: I will not be replaced by artificial intelligence

KING of Mandopop Jay Chou believes that artificial intelligence (AI) will not be able to replace music content creators like him, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Chou, who is a prolific lyricist and composer, said he was not worried about the rise in AI technology.

Although he acknowledged that “AI can do a lot of things”, he felt that it would not replace the creation of music.

His fans have flocked to his social media account to show support, saying that they could not believe a computer software could take the place of the superstar.

“No one can replace the king!” someone posted.

Chou, 44, began his career in music as a lyricist and composer for other celebrities.

In 2000, he released his first album with the help of his mentor Jacky Wu, an influential character in Taiwan’s entertainment business.One of the songs won the 24th Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs award.

His second studio album, Fantasy, won him five Golden Melody awards, including Album of the Year, which cemented his name in showbusiness.

AI has gone mainstream with ChatGPT, an AI-powered language model that is trained from vast amounts of data from the Internet to answer prompts by users in a human-like manner.

The technology is touted to have the capability of replacing many jobs.

The Internet is also seeing the rise in AI-powered services like Midjourney, which creates images from textual descriptions, and Soundful, which generates royalty free-music.

> A newly-released song by Chinese singer Li Ronghao has led to Internet searches for smoked plum sauce to increase 200-fold on shopping sites, Sin Chew Daily also reported.

Titled Dark Plum Sauce, the catchy tune is getting popular among music fans.

Following its release about two months ago, the song had inadvertently led to a spike in online searches for the sauce.

In fact, it was the eighth most searched item on Taobao, one of China’s largest online shopping platforms.

Fans of the song who have never tried it before were eager to get themselves a jar.

Many now jokingly call it “Li Ronghao sauce” and that it contained the “flavours of one’s first love”.

Smoked plum is often used in East Asian cuisine and medicine.

The sauce is made with smoked plums, hawthorn, orange peel, roselle and sugar.

Those who liked the song indicated that their favourite line was “your smile is just like dark plum sauce”.

Many of them speculated that Li was referring to his wife, singer Rainie Yang, 39.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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