Robin Williams’ daughter finds it “personally disturbing” to hear the voice of her father, who died in 2014. This is possible with artificial intelligence, but for them it is a “poor imitation”.
The US actress Zelda Williams, daughter of Oscar winner Robin Williams, who died in 2014, has criticized the imitation of her father’s voice using artificial intelligence.
“I’ve been watching for years how many people want to train these models to create/recreate actors who can’t consent, like dad,” the 34-year-old writes in her Instagram story. She has already seen how artificial intelligence is used “to make his ‘voice’ say whatever people want” and she finds it “personally disturbing”.
Hollywood star Williams, who became famous with films such as “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Will Hunting”, took his own life in August 2014. With her post, his daughter supports the US actors and actresses who have been on strike since July and are demanding, among other things, regulation for the use of AI. “These replicas are, at best, a poor imitation of larger humans, and at worst, a horrific Frankensteinian monster,” she wrote.
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