Robin Williams’s daugh­ter says it is ‘dis­turb­ing’ AI is used to repli­cate father’s voice

Zel­da Williams, the daugh­ter of the late Robin Williams, described arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence being used to imi­tate her father’s voice as “per­son­al­ly dis­turb­ing.”
Williams claimed that she has wit­nessed peo­ple using AI to cre­ate actors, or even re-cre­ate actors, with­out their per­mis­sion, as some actors like her father have since died and could not give their per­mis­sion to be re-cre­at­ed with AI. Williams’s state­ment comes after her father killed him­self in 2014.
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“I’ve already heard AI used to get his ‘voice’ to say what­ev­er peo­ple want and while I find it per­son­al­ly dis­turb­ing, the ram­i­fi­ca­tions go far beyond my own feel­ings,” Williams wrote in an Insta­gram sto­ry. “Liv­ing actors deserve a chance to cre­ate char­ac­ters with their choic­es, to voice car­toons, to put their HUMAN effort and time into the pur­suit of per­for­mance.”
Williams also added that AI re-cre­ations of actors, includ­ing their voic­es, are “a poor fac­sim­i­le of greater peo­ple” at best and “a hor­ren­dous Franken­stein­ian mon­ster” at worst.
Tom Han­ks, an Acad­e­my Award-win­ning a …