Scarlett Johansson’s OpenAI Clash is Newest Legal Issue on Artificial Intelligence

( – OpenAI’s new voice assistant was said to have been “doing fantastic” with a newly launched demo this month.

However, Scarlett Johansson said that she was “shocked, angered, and in disbelief” that the ChatGPT voice assistant had a voice that was “eerily similar to hers.” One of her most prized roles was the voice of a futuristic version of Siri in the 2013 film Her.

According to Johansson, she was approached by Sam Altman, OpenAI Chief Executive, last year to be the voice of ChatGPT, and she declined for “personal reasons.” She said that five other voices had been chosen before she was asked, including the voice that alarmed her. She was approached not long before the release of the voice assistant to be an extra voice to the program.

OpenAI stipulated that the voices used for AI systems would not “deliberately mimic a celebrity’s distinctive voice” and that the voice used in the new GPT-40 model was not an imitation of Scarlett Johansson. They said that the voice came from a “different professional actress using her own natural speaking voice.”

This continues the rocky relationship between artists, actors, and others with OpenAI. The issues with artificial intelligence and OpenAI have continued to be brought to the surface as many artists and celebrities have pursued lawsuits against the program for copyright infringement. There has also been a huge problem when it comes to deep fakes and the possibility of fake news becoming extremely believable.

The president of the National Organization for Women, Christian Nunes, said that the issue with deep fakes is that “people feel like their choice and autonomy is being taken from them” due to this technology.

OpenAI dropped “Sky,” their voice assistant, to help the “development of a broadly beneficial social contract for content in the AI age.”

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