Grand Theft Auto Voice Actor Furious at AI That Copied His Voice

Voice Over While some voice actors have decried a recent deal that SAG-AFTRA struck with an AI voiceover studio, one voice actor is already dealing with fallout from AI tech after another company used his voice without his permission for a gimmicky chatbot. Ned Luke, the actor who voices the Grand Theft Auto V character Michael De Santa, logged onto the social media platform X-formerly Twitter on Sunday and called out tech company WAME in pungent terms for using his voice in an AI chatbot. “This is fucking bullshit,” he wrote, as he tagged SAG-AFTRA and Rockstar Games, which publishes GTA “[A]bsolutely nothing cool about ripping people off with some lame computer estimation of my voice. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS GARBAGE…” WAME, which bills itself as a Web3 company, seems to have deleted the chatbot and online posts about it. In response to questions from the news outlet PCGamesN, WAME released a statement saying that in “light of the recent controversy surrounding the utilization of Mr. Ned Luke’s voice in our application, we at WAME wish to express our profound understanding and concern.” The tech company also said it is dedicated to safeguarding “the rights of voice actors and creators while advancing ethical AI practices.” Future Voice While it’s probably good that a company like WAME has taken offline an unauthorized AI chatbot, it’s definitely a sign of things to come for how very messy it’s getting for people in the entertainment business. Take the recent SAG-AFTRA deal struck with…Grand Theft Auto Voice Actor Furious at AI That Copied His Voice

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