Even Scarlett Johansson Needs Protection From OpenAI

Source: American Prospect
by Hassan Ali Kanu

“A couple of weeks ago, shortly before it became apparent that Congress won’t be regulating the rapid development of AI technology anytime soon, the leading avatar for chatbots and other generative AI tools, Sam Altman, showed us all the true face of Big Tech and Silicon Valley, once again. Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, tweeted out a single word (‘her’) on May 13, as the company’s engineers demonstrated the capabilities of its latest AI-powered voice assistant model, ChatGPT-4o, on a livestream. The message was a clear reference to the uncanny resemblance between the assistant’s voice and the voice of a real, live, and very identifiable woman, actress Scarlett Johansson, who played an AI assistant that forms a romantic and sexual relationship with a human in the movie Her.” (05/28/24)