Actors speak out against AI being used without their consent

A host of Hollywood names have hit out at technology which allows AI to mimic their voices and use them without consent.
Tom Hanks recently spoke out after his voice was used in an advert for a dental plan, which also used his image, without his knowledge or consent, through artificial intelligence.
He wrote: “BEWARE!! There’s a video out there promoting some dental plan with an AI version of me. I have nothing to do with it.”
Speaking before the start of the Hollywood writers’ strike, which has argued about the use of AI taking jobs for Hollywood writers, he said the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) had “known” this day would come, and said there is a “legal question” to be raised about someone’s voice and images being used without their consent.
Hanks explained: “We saw this coming. We saw that there was going to be this ability to take zeros and ones inside a computer and turn it into a face and a character. Now that has only grown a billionfold since then, and we see it everywhere.
“I can tell you that there [are] discussions going on in all of the guilds, all of the agencies, and all of the legal firms to come up with the legal ramifications of my face and my voice — and everybody else’s — being our intellectual property.”

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