Dead Singer Sings Again – level 2

12-02-2021 07:00

Kim Kwang-seok was a South Korean rock star who died in 1996. 25 years later, his fans could hear him sing again. He sang a song which did not exist when Kim was alive.

How did it happen? There was a TV show, and the producers planned to bring Kim back to life. An AI company used a special program which recorded Kim’s songs. The AI then learned to show feelings and emotions in songs. The program learned 20 of Kim’s songs, and the AI sang 700 Korean songs with Kim’s voice. After this training, the AI could sing a song which Kim could not know because he died before a songwriter wrote it.

Some people were happy when they heard Kim again. The producers were not sure if they did the right thing. They had to speak to Kim’s family, too. Kim’s family was very happy with the new song.

Difficult words: producer (a person who helps make a film or show), AI (artificial intelligence, when a computer can do things that people do), songwriter (a person who writes songs).

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