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AI Version of David Attenborough Leaves Legendary Broadcaster Feeling Uneasy


Nov 20, 2023

In October, Sir David Attenborough, 97, made an appearance at the premiere of his BBC documentary “Planet Earth III,” as seen in a photo from the event. Meanwhile, a viral video has been making rounds online featuring an AI version of Attenborough narrating a programmer’s life.

The filmmaker has expressed his personal concern about the video, stating that he is troubled by the potential of an AI version of himself being used to deceive others. This fear comes after he saw an AI-generated version of his voice narrating a programmer’s life in real-time.

Attenborough, renowned for his educational TV programs “Life on Earth” and “The Blue Planet,” has voiced his apprehension about the use of AI technology. He fears that it could be used to create false versions of him, which highlights his fear of being misrepresented and not having control over his own voice.

The AI-generated video has sparked interest in AI clones as well, with others expressing their intention to link this technology with wearables and incorporate it into their designs. Additionally, another programmer shared a video of an AI-generated Steve Jobs critiquing his designs, inspired by the original AI-Attenborough video. Despite its popularity, the programmer behind the AI-Attenborough has yet to respond to requests for comment.

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