A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Bourdain say words he has never spoken. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Bourdain say words he has never spoken. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Anthony Bourdain’s cloned voice in documentary raises questions about deepfakes and ethics

  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain includes dialogue made with voice cloning software that purports to include the TV host, who died in 2018
  • Viewers went online to express their displeasure and concern about misuse of the AI technology to make Bourdain appear to speak something he had written

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Bourdain say words he has never spoken. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Bourdain say words he has never spoken. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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