Robin Williams' Daughter Disgusted by Efforts to Bring Her Dad Back With AI

AI-bsolutely Not Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda is fed up with artificial intelligence being used to mimic her father’s voice. In an Instagram story transcribed by The Hollywood Reporter, Williams said that she stands in solidarity with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) protests against increasing the use of AI in Hollywood in part because of the ways the technology has been used to recreate her father’s inimitable voice. “I am not an impartial voice in SAG’s fight against AI,” the daughter of the late actor wrote in a since-expired post. “I’ve witnessed for YEARS how many people want to train these models to create/re-create actors who cannot consent, like Dad.” Since July, the actors’ guild has been on strike as directors and producers move forward with attempts to replace actors with AI. As Williams pointed out, this use of the technology “isn’t theoretical” but is instead “very real.” “I’ve already heard AI used to get his ‘voice’ to say whatever people want and while I find it personally disturbing, the ramifications go far beyond my own feelings,” Williams wrote. Valley of the Uncanny Curiously enough, the troubled comedic superstar was in two notable films about AI:  1999’s “Bicentennial Man” based on Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg’s “The Positronic Man,” and Steven Spielberg’s much-loathed 2001 flick “AI Artificial Intelligence,” in which he had a small part voicing a hologram called “Dr. Know.” While Williams didn’t mention by name any specific projects that used or are planning in the future to use AI replications of her father’s…Robin Williams' Daughter Disgusted by Efforts to Bring Her Dad Back With AI

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