Your A​.​I. Knows My Face (But It Doesn’t Know Me)

by John Topley

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(Hey Siri!) (Alexa!) (OK Google!) I gave you all my secrets posted them online Completed my profile you said it was fine I wanted you to like me the way that I liked you Thumbs up, a smiling face isn’t that what you do? You showed me adverts that follow me everywhere You tracked me in my home back then I didn’t care We had an understanding at least I thought we had I’d use all your stuff for free you’d show me some ads Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Then I learned you sold me my data your whore Harvested my entire life all within the law Your privacy settings updated once more With new confusing options for me to ignore I bought your new smart speaker had fun for a time Playing my music library doing things online It hears everything I say tells me the weather Always on listening device stores it forever Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me (OK Google!) (Hey Siri!) I let your spy in my home convenience is king My personal privacy doesn’t mean a thing Too busy with @mentions only having fun I wish I’d paid attention to see what I’d done This website uses cookies click here to accept A digital fingerprint all over the Net Big government, big data Nineteen Eighty-Four always on and connected through gadgets galore Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me It doesn’t know I didn’t know
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(Hey Siri!) (Alexa!) (OK Google!) I gave you all my secrets posted them online Completed my profile you said it was fine I wanted you to like me the way that I liked you Thumbs up, a smiling face isn’t that what you do? You showed me adverts that follow me everywhere You tracked me in my home back then I didn’t care We had an understanding at least I thought we had I’d use all your stuff for free you’d show me some ads Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Then I learned you sold me my data your whore Harvested my entire life all within the law Your privacy settings updated once more With new confusing options for me to ignore I bought your new smart speaker had fun for a time Playing my music library doing things online It hears everything I say tells me the weather Always on listening device stores it forever Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me (OK Google!) (Hey Siri!) I let your spy in my home convenience is king My personal privacy doesn’t mean a thing Too busy with @mentions only having fun I wish I’d paid attention to see what I’d done This website uses cookies click here to accept A digital fingerprint all over the Net Big government, big data Nineteen Eighty-Four always on and connected through gadgets galore Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your cameras on my face they’re what I can see All over the place I’d rather not be On your database I just wanna be free Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me Your A.I. knows my face but it doesn’t know me It doesn’t know I didn’t know
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about

A song that started with a groove on the Synthstrom Deluge. I already had the title noted down and had to make sense of it. This is the first song I’ve recorded that features my vocals, albeit vocoded. The verse vocals are provided by Google WaveNet. I liked the irony of using A.I. generated voices to critique A.I.

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released July 31, 2020

Equipment Used:
Synthstrom Deluge, Korg Volca Keys, Roland JU-06, Roland VP-03, PreSonus AudioBox iTwo and Cockos REAPER.

Written, produced and performed by John Topley. Thanks to C. Dadswell for the cover art and to @talltalememory for permission to use the face image.

Copyright © 2020 John Topley.

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