Robin Williams’ Daughter, Zelda, Disturbed by AI Recreations of Her Dad

Robin Williams' Daughter, Zelda, Disturbed by AI Recreations of Her Dad

( – There are many promising applications for artificial intelligence, as well as worrisome misuse, such as producing a person’s likeness or voice without their knowledge or permission. This concern is the main reason why the actors have been on strike for so long.

Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, is vocally against the use of AI in the entertainment industry. On October 1, the 34-year-old filmmaker and actress blasted AI reproductions of her deceased dad.

After being asked for her opinion on the topic, Zelda said that AI recreations are a shoddy imitation of superior humans. AI is a “horrendous Frankensteinian monster,” a composite of the worst qualities present in the entertainment industry.

She is hardly a neutral party in SAG’s struggle against AI. She continued, saying that she has seen for years that numerous individuals want to teach these models to reproduce or create characters who cannot agree, like her dad. Comedian and actor Robin Williams died nine years ago.

Zelda proceeded by emphasizing the reality of the situation. She was aware that AI might be utilized to make her father’s ‘voice’ say anything. It disturbs her on a personal level. The repercussions are far larger than her personal emotions. Actors in the flesh should be given the opportunity to perform, voice cartoons, and design characters using their own creativity and time.

Actors’ rights organization SAG-AFTRA mandated that any use of an actor’s likeness, their voice, or behavior to train an AI system to develop new audiovisual material be subject to collective bargaining.

The WGA seems to have found a way ahead, one that is optimistic about the future and prospects of AI while yet providing safeguards to protect the humans who create their art. The agreement that ended the authors’ strike stipulates that studios cannot utilize writers’ works for teaching AI without their consent, that AI cannot be used to revise or compose literary content, and that writers have the right to decide whether or not to employ AI in their own creative processes.

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