• Michael Schumacher’s family is pursuing legal action against a German magazine which used AI to simulate an interview with the former Formula One driver.
• Twelve European Union lawmakers have called for a summit to discuss governing principles for the development, control and deployment of AI.
• A financial regulator in California recently took action against multiple companies for using AI to create an avatar that appeared as its CEO in YouTube videos.
Michael Schumacher’s Family to Pursue Legal Action Over AI Interview
A German magazine has used artificial intelligence (AI) to simulate an interview with former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, and now his family said they’ll pursue legal action over the matter. The magazine Die Aktuelle released on April 14 promised “the first interview!” with Schumacher since he suffered a serious brain injury in a 2013 skiing accident, though only at the end of the article was it revealed that it was generated by AI. A spokesperson for Schumacher’s family confirmed to ESPN and Reuters on April 20 that they will be taking legal action against Die Aktuelle.
Calls for Summit on Governing Principles of AI Development
The slated lawsuit follows a growing wave of regulatory movements involving AI as governments and courts grapple with how to deal with the rapidly developing technology. Twelve European Union lawmakers have called for the “safe” and collaborative development of AI in a letter that asked for a universal set of rules on AI development. They asked for a summit to be convened by European and United States leaders to discuss governing principles for the development, control and deployment of AI.
California Financial Regulator Takes Action Against Companies Using AI
Others could be using AI to deceive in the business world. A financial regulator in California recently took action against multiple companies alleging one used AI to create an avatar that appeared as its CEO in YouTube videos.
AI Impersonation Used For Other Celebrities
AI has recently been used to impersonate other celebrities as well. A clip of rapper Kanye West purporting to perform a cover of Drake’s hit song “Hold On, We’re Going Home” recently went viral on Twitter, but the audio was actually generated by artificial intelligence from startup Lyrebird Studio.
In conclusion, this story highlights how artificial intelligence can be misused or abused by those who do not understand its implications or potential dangers fully – something governments and courts must work together urgently address before more damage is done through unethical use of this powerful technology