FILE - A microphone is pictured in a file image dated June 28, 2022, in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) A radio station based in Portland, Oregon, has made history by debuting the world’s first DJ powered by artificial intelligence.
Alpha Media’s KBFF Live 95.5 FM announced Tuesday that the station would be broadcasting an AI/synthetic version of its host, Ashley Elzinga using Futuri Media’s RadioGPT software.
Alpha Media EVP of Content Phil Becker said adding AI will allow the radio station "to be more agile than ever." "Radio GPT allows us to showcase our content creators in more instances, with more frequency, and curate more timely, topical, and robust information for Alpha audiences and clients than previously possible." PHONY BUYER REVIEWS PLAGUE INTERNET AS AMAZON SLAMS SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS The station posted a Tweet on Tuesday of Elzinga sharing the new AI host with her listeners.
In the video, the AI can be heard playing back her comments, as if it were a straight recording. "I guess I have the day off," Elzinga jokes.