Scarlett Johansson Taking Legal Action Against AI App for Cloning Her Voice Without Permission

Scarlett Fever Famed Hollywood actor Scarlett Johanson is taking legal action against an AI app developer for stealing her voice and likeness for an online ad, Variety reports. And no, we’re not talking about her role in the 2013 dystopian drama “Her,” which featured her as a disembodied voice assistant called “Samantha” with whom the movie’s protagonist, played by Joaquin Phoenix, falls in love. No, it’s about a 22-second ad posted to X-formerly-Twitter by an AI image-generating app called Lisa AI: 90s Yearbook & Avatar, which allows users to create AI avatars or apply artistic filters to images.┬áThe ad shows the “Black Widow” star’s face in several AI-generated images and mimics her voice as well. It appeared briefly on October 28 and has “since vanished from the internet,” per Variety, though the publication was able to review a copy. The app’s developers clearly didn’t get Johansson’s consent first. Kevin Yorn, a representative for Johansson, confirmed to Variety that she was not a spokesperson for the app. “We do not take these things lightly,” he told the publication. “Per our usual course of action in these circumstances, we will deal with it with all legal remedies that we will have.” Fighting Back It’s the latest instance of a celebrity fighting back after their face or voice was used against their consent to train an AI. Just last month, Tom Hanks warned his followers on social media someone was using his AI likeness to promote a “dental plan.” “BEWARE!!” the actor wrote…Scarlett Johansson Taking Legal Action Against AI App for Cloning Her Voice Without Permission

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