An AI-generated cover song by Drake and the Weeknd went viral, before being removed by streaming services. Is censorship of AI-generated songs the way to go? Or can singers benefit from synthetic voices, as some artists like Grimes suggest?

Then HatGPT: Kevin and Casey pull headlines out of a hat and generate their own take on the news.

And Ben Smith, former editor of BuzzFeed News, looks at the end of the digital media era in the 2010s.

“Hard Fork” is hosted by kevin rose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Paula Szuchman and Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman, and Rowan Niemisto. Fact check by Caitlin Love.

A special thanks to Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti, and Jeffrey Miranda.

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