Monday, February 19, 2024

I For One Welcome Our New A.I. Overlords

Billy Joel's excellent new song, as performed by various computer-generated younger iterations of himself?

Sure -- why not?

Look, strictly as a technical achievement, that video is freaking flawlessly brilliant, and as a fan, I'm glad to be reminded of those halcyon innocent days when Joel did not look so eerily reminiscent of the late evil Roy Cohn.

That said -- does anybody else also find this thing kind of terrifyingly creepy? I mean, if they can do that, can a convincing adnroid replicant of the young Donald Trump be far behind?

Asking for a friend.


Allan Rosenberg said...


Replicant Al

John K said...

That is an amazing and in some ways frightening video.

Sal Nunziato said...

I love this song, but the video and all AI audio and video makes me shiver.

mistah charley, sb, ma, phd, jsps said...

the gratuitous cigarette annoys me - more than one person i cared about has died from lung cancer

Haik Mendelovich said...

The leather-jacketed Joel looks like Lou Reed.

Seconding mistah charley on the gratuitous cancer stick. This isn't a '40s noir homage.

paulinca said...

The video simply captured three previous phases of Joel's career, so those who don't like the smoking, simply ignore the videos of the '70s where Billy was either smoking while playing or placing his cigarette on his piano while singing.
A cool song. Terrifying in that soon we won't be able to tell fact from fiction and past from present.