How are so many TikTok users saying ridiculous things in Nicki Minaj’s voice?

TikTokers are using an AI voice generator to sound like their favorite rappers. 

The voice generator allows users to choose from categories like rappers, cartoon characters, politicians and YouTubers, but hip hop stars like Nicki Minaj and Kanye West appear to be the biggest hit on social media. 

Here’s how to use the uberduck.ai

To use the AI voice generator known as uberduck.ai follow these easy steps. 

1. Go to uberduck.ai and create a Discord account if you don’t have one already. 

2. Choose the “rapper” category and select your favorite rapper. 

3. Then submit the text you want the rapper to speak and hit synthesize. 

In @gustaabo’s TikTok he used West’s voice with “Bohemian Rhapsody” lyrics. 

Who created uberduck.ai? 

The uberduck.ai was created by the AI community. There is even an open-source Uberduck training notebook for anyone who wants to create their own AI voice. 

What does uberduck mean? 

According to the AI creators, it’s a “pun on rubber duck debugging.” This is a process by which software engineers debug code by explaining each line of it to a rubber duck. It was popularized in the book The Pragmatic Programmer

There’s an entire TikTok devoted to uberduck voices

In its most popular video, Nicki Minaj’s voice is used to recite The Backyardigans’ “Castaways.” 

The video racked up over 1.7 million views and people were impressed. 

“I really made a Discord just to use this,” one user commented.

“It sounds so much like her,” another wrote

“She’s giving a presentation,” someone joked

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