Will Anthony Bourdain’s AI Voice Lead to ‘Slippery Slope’ of Deepfakes in Hollywood?

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Will Anthony Bourdain’s AI Voice Lead to ‘Slippery Slope’ of Deepfakes in Hollywood?

Morgan Neville’s documentary about the late chef Anthony Bourdain, “Roadrunner,” has raised a host of questions about the use of cutting-edge technology — particularly in supposedly nonfiction films. If Neville was able to use artificial intelligence to have “Anthony Bourdain” read aloud an email that he never actually spoke, some experts worry about other ways filmmakers could fool audiences and the lines of fact and fiction. “Hey, maybe if I’m running for president, I can use Anthony Bourdain as my speaker. He can introduce me before every speech. Maybe that’s not something Anthony Bourdain would do, but who has the right to allow that?” Sameer Singh, an associate professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, told TheWrap. Between viral Tom Cruise deepfakes, Paul McCartney looking like a teenager in his latest music video, and a man using AI to simulate talking with his dead fiancée and the drama that surrounded the Bourdain documentary “Roadrunner,” in which his voice was digitally replicated for 45 seconds, there’s no doubt AI is becoming far more prevalent in Hollywood. Singh explains that a single engineer over the course of a week, with enough available data, can create a lifelike, synthetic voice...

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