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AI Impersonation of David Attenborough Leaves Him Feeling Uneasy


Nov 20, 2023

Sir David Attenborough, a 97-year-old filmmaker, attended the premiere of his BBC documentary “Planet Earth III” in October. In addition to that event, a video of an AI version of Attenborough narrating a programmer’s life has gone viral online.

Attenborough expressed his personal concern about the video, stating that he is troubled by the potential of an AI version of himself being used to deceive others. This concern stems from a recent experience where he saw an AI-generated version of his voice narrating a programmer’s life in real-time.

The programmer who created the AI-Attenborough has not yet issued a response to requests for comment. However, this incident has sparked interest in AI clones and their potential uses. Some have indicated their intent to link this technology with wearables and incorporate it into their designs.

Furthermore, another programmer shared a video of an AI-generated Steve Jobs critiquing his designs, inspired by the original AI-Attenborough video. Despite its popularity, Attenborough remains concerned about the use of AI and its potential to create false versions of him, emphasizing his fear of being misrepresented and not having control over his own voice.

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