Dolly Parton isn’t interested in artificially extending her time on Earth with an AI hologram or other technology.
The 77-year-old country music megastar was asked during a London press conference if she would consider producing a concert with a virtual version of herself that can be used posthumously as hologram performances.
“I think I’ve left a great body of work behind,” Parton said, according to the Independent. “I have to decide how much of that high-tech stuff I want to be involved [with] because I don’t want to leave my soul here on this earth.
“I think with some of this stuff I’ll be grounded here forever… I’ll be around, we’ll find ways to keep me here.”
The singer-songwriter who was promoting her forthcoming album “Rockstar” also had some fun with the question of artificial intelligence.
She joked that everything about her — including “any intelligence” is artificial either way, the outlet reported.
Parton is putting behind her country roots to try on the rock genre for her new album which will be released on Nov. 17.
The “Jolene” singer collaborated with many music greats like Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Lizzo, Pink and her goddaughter Miley Cyrus.
Parton decided to swap genres and give rock a shot after she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
She initially planned to “respectfully bow out” on the honor because she said she didn’t think she had “earned that right.”
With “Rockstar,” Parton said she hopes to “live up to the honor” instead.
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