Could be an interesting case

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Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has not been seen publicly since 2013, when he suffered a severe brain injury during a skiing accident in Switzerland.

However, a German media outlet Die Aktuelle recently ran a front-page story claiming it had landed the first interview with the F1 legend.

"No meagre, nebulous half-sentences from friends. But answers from him! By Michael Schumacher, 54!" the magazine wrote. After the "interview" with Schumacher was published in the magazine, though, it was revealed that the article had been generated via artificial intelligence.

The 'interview' aired was totally fake with AI used to 'create' the characters and voices and quotes. The family of Schumacher announced it is taking legal action. Will be interesting to see how the German courts view this use of AI.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Anyone wanna write a fake interview with me?



    I promise to sue you for no less than $20,000,000.


    Whatever else you may way about this, Die Aktuelle is getting the equivalent of a gazzillion dollars worth of marketing. I am thinking they've bet it would be more than they'd lose if they lose in court.


    It will, indeed, be interesting.



    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    The 'interview' aired was totally fake with AI used to 'create' the characters and voices and quotes. The family of Schumacher announced it is taking legal action. Will be interesting to see how the German courts view this use of AI.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Whatever else you may way about this, Die Aktuelle is getting the equivalent of a gazzillion dollars worth of marketing. I am thinking they've bet it would be more than they'd lose if they lose in court.
    If this and other cases are settled with financial penalties, could be right about the marketing.


    I'm not sure that's where it ends, though. I can see something like this going into criminal penalties. I don't know if there are laws about it now - but if this becomes commonly done, laws are sure to follow.


    After thought - wonder if 'identity theft' laws would apply....
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