In October, Sir David Attenborough, 97, made an appearance at the premiere of his BBC documentary Planet Earth III. Meanwhile, a viral video of an AI version of Attenborough narrating the life of a programmer has been circulating online. The filmmaker expressed his personal dismay at the video and stated that he was disturbed by the potential for an AI version of himself to be used to deceive others.
Attenborough, known for his educational TV programs Life on Earth and The Blue Planet, shared his fears about the use of artificial intelligence. He is concerned that artificial intelligence technology could be used to create false versions of him, which is highlighted by his fear of being misrepresented and having no control over his own voice.
The AI-generated video has sparked interest in AI clones, and others have indicated their intent to connect the technology to wearables and incorporate it into their designs. Furthermore, another developer shared an AI-generated video of Steve Jobs criticizing his design, inspired by the original AI-Attenborough video. Despite its popularity, the developer who created AI-Attenborough has yet to respond to requests for comment.