That of Robin Williams girl Zelda showed his support for the remarkable actors, speaking about his own experiences seeing artificial intelligence used to recreate his late father’s voice. Zelda, 34, spoke about how upsetting it was for her to see her father’s image used without her consent in the years after his death. “I am not an impartial voice in SAG’s fight against AI,” she began her statement on an Instagram Story.
Zelda continued and said that the SAG cast’s concerns about AI are not unfounded, as she has seen so many people use AI to create models in her father’s likeness. She called out people who imitated the Good Will Hunting actor without her permission. “I have seen for YEARS how many people want to train these models to create/recreate actors who cannot consent, like Dad. It’s not theoretical, it’s very, very real. “I’ve heard before that AI is being used to make its ‘voice’ say what people want and while I find this personally disturbing, the ramifications go far beyond my own feelings,” he said. -she writes.
Sharing this from @zeldawilliams, whose drive to protect his father’s legacy may seem unique due to his singular genius, but will ultimately be familiar to all artists. For me, this is the #1 reason to come out and support SAG on the picket lines, even though our deal is done.
After calling out the people who used Robin’s image, Zelda explained why it was important to allow live actors to continue playing without using AI. “Living beyond my own feelings. Living actors deserve a chance to create characters by choosing to voice cartoons, devoting their HUMAN efforts and time to the pursuit of performance,” she said. “These reenactments are, at best, a poor facsimile of bigger people, but at worst, a horrible Frankensteinian monster, cobbled together from the worst bits of everything this industry is, instead of what it should be. represent.”
Robin died at age 63 in August 2011. Following his death, an autopsy revealed that the Aladdin actor suffered from Lewy body dementia. Zelda was Robin’s second child and only daughter. He had his first son Zach with his first wife Valerie Velardi. He had Zelda and his youngest son Cody with his second wife Marsha Garcés. At the time of his death, Robin was married to his third wife Suzanne Schneider.