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‘Her’ Casting Director Weighs in On Scarlett Johansson’s OpenAI Row

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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In the 2013 Oscar-winning movie Her, Joaqin Phoenix plays a lonely Los Angeles man who falls hopelessly in love with Samantha, an AI-powered virtual assistant voiced by Scarlett Johanssan. “You seem like a person, but you’re just a voice in a computer,” he tells her in their first conversation. Flash forward to 2024, and that scenario is closer to reality than ever—uncomfortably so for Johansson, who this week accused the artificial intelligence company OpenAI of creating a virtual assistant voice that sounds “eerily similar” to her own. In a statement...

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