Fake interview with Michael Schumacher – level 2

26-04-2023 07:00

German magazine Die Aktuelle apologized to Michael Schumacher’s family and fired the editor who published an AI-generated ‘interview’ with the seven-time F1 world champion.

In 2013, Schumacher sustained a severe brain injury in a skiing accident and he didn’t appear in public since that time. His family plans to take legal action against the magazine. According to the media group which owns the magazine, the article was tasteless and misleading and did not respect its journalistic standards. The magazine’s front cover showed a picture of Schumacher smiling, with the headline ‘Michael Schumacher, the first interview’.

Schumacher’s family doesn’t share any information about the former driver’s health.

Difficult words: sustain (to undergo or suffer something unpleasant), misleading (giving the wrong idea), headline (a line at the top of a page in a book or magazine).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about media organizations using AI to generate ‘interviews’ with people who have not consented to be interviewed?


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