Recent online trend involving an “AI Stefanie Sun” has been sweeping across social media platforms, captivating fans and critics alike. Enthusiasts have utilized sophisticated AI models combined with post-production techniques to simulate the unique voice of popular singer Stefanie Sun, covering a vast array of songs. This phenomenon has not only attracted widespread acclaim but has also stirred up fervor among the fanbase, with Stefanie Sun being the epicenter of this digital buzz.
Responding to this unexpected wave of popularity, Stefanie Sun took to her social media to share her thoughts in a post titled “My AI.” She expressed, “The notion has been that the creation of thoughts or viewpoints is beyond the capacity of machines, an area where human supremacy has been unquestioned. However, we are now witnessing a shift in this paradigm, one that could potentially disrupt millions of human-led roles, including professions such as law, medicine, accounting, and now, even singing.”
Stefanie further discussed the potential of this emerging technology. “Imagine a world where this novel technology caters to every individual’s requirements. No matter how distinct, unconventional, or wild, it holds the promise of delivering unique content tailored to one’s preferences.”
Confronting this sudden wave of AI adaptations of her persona, Stefanie likened herself to a spectator sitting in the best seat of a cinema, enjoying popcorn. “In the endless ocean of existence, where everything is possible and nothing is definitive, maintaining purity of thought and staying true to oneself is sufficient,” she added.
Preliminary data suggests that the “AI Stefanie Sun” phenomenon has already resulted in more than 1,000 cover songs. This number surpasses the total work produced by Stefanie Sun herself in her 23-year career, with some of the AI’s cover songs, like “Rainy Day” and “Iron Box Peninsula,” achieving over a million plays.
Notably, experts cited in a CCTV report have flagged potential legal implications associated with AI singers, indicating the possible infringement of personal rights. They highlight that the civil code protects a natural person’s voice in the same way as their image, prohibiting the misuse of these attributes. Furthermore, the copyrights of the original lyricist, performer, and recording producer should not be overlooked.