Scarlett Johansson Accuses OpenAI of Using AI Voice Resembling Hers

Scarlett Johansson accuses OpenAI of using an AI voice similar to hers for the company's ChatGPT voice software, despite her declining involvement.

  • Scarlett Johansson accuses OpenAI of using an AI voice similar to hers for the company’s ChatGPT voice software, despite her declining involvement.
  • OpenAI’s AI voice, “Sky,” was pulled after users noted its resemblance to Johansson’s voice in the film “Her.”
  • Johansson demands transparency from OpenAI and expresses concerns about the protection of individual rights in the age of AI technology.

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson is in a dispute with OpenAI over the use of an AI voice closely resembling hers in the company’s ChatGPT voice software. Johansson claims that despite declining an offer to be involved, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman pursued the project, leading to the creation of the AI voice named “Sky,” which bore a striking similarity to Johansson’s voice in the film “Her.”

Following users’ observations and Johansson’s accusations, OpenAI paused the use of “Sky” out of respect for the actress. However, Johansson remains unconvinced by OpenAI’s assertion that the voice was performed by a different actress, demanding transparency about the creation process. She has hired legal counsel and sent letters to OpenAI seeking clarification.

Johansson’s accusation raises concerns about the protection of individual likeness and identity in the era of AI technology. She emphasizes the need for transparency and legislative measures to safeguard individual rights in the face of advancements in AI and deepfake technology. This controversy underscores the complexities and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI voices and digital likeness in various applications.