Tuesday, May 28, 2024

OpenAI's Sam Altman Seems A Bit Of A Douche

From The Deep Dive (Canada), May 21:

Scarlett Johansson vs. OpenAI: The “Voice” Of Artificial Intelligence

In a startling turn of events, renowned actress Scarlett Johansson has issued a statement regarding her alleged voice being use by OpenAI. The statement, confirmed by journalist Yashar Ali through Johansson’s publicist, sheds light on a controversial interaction with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Johansson disclosed that in September of last year, Altman approached her with an offer to voice the ChatGPT 4.0 system. Altman believed her voice would bridge the gap between tech companies and creatives, helping consumers feel comfortable with the emerging AI technology. Despite the appeal, Johansson declined the offer for personal reasons.

However, nine months later, Johansson and those close to her noticed a striking similarity between her voice and the newly released ChatGPT 4.0 system, named “Sky.” Johansson expressed shock, anger, and disbelief at the resemblance. Altman had even hinted at the intentionality of this similarity by tweeting “her,” referencing Johansson’s role in the film “Her,” where she voiced an AI system....