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“We will never say no to AIs”; Hi-Rez CEO Challenges His Critics in AI Controversy | Top News

“we will never say no to ais”; hi rez ceo challenges

After the fall of NFTsIf there are words that frown on the gaming community and create debates, they are, without a doubt, “Artificial Intelligence”. The AI They have very useful uses, yes, but they also have large gray areas regarding their morality and the rights of the databases they use, in addition to the results they can give. Hi-Rezthe creators of Smite, Paladins, and the now-defunct Tribes: Ascend want to use them, but the community—and some of the people they work with—will has declared war.

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From text and images to cloning voices, the uses of artificial intelligence within the gaming landscape are many, but they are often tainted with controversy, and if not ask anyone. Stewart Chisam, CEO from Hi-Rez. The alarm sounded when the voice actor Henry Schrader, who has worked on titles like Genshin Impactwarned on Twitter that the company was using artificial intelligence to clone the voices of the actors, with all that this entails.

Hi-Rez and AI, an explosive controversy

It was Chisam himself who intervened by showing a section of his contracts where expressly prohibits the simulation of voices or appearances of the actors. Unfortunately for Hi-Rez, this is where things got ugly, as several actors showed that they had shown the clause partially, and that the entire contract gave Hi-Rez permission to replicate the voices of the actors they had worked with using artificial intelligence. in case of your death.

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Following these accusations, Chisam published the entire contract, where the comments of the actors were confirmed, but ended up hiding behind the fact that this way of operating was not as draconian as people believed. “It is a fair use. With over 1,000 voiced characters, it could help us in the situation of wanting to add new voice lines to each character within 5 years,” she declared, something that she did no more than enrage the already offended for the controversy.

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In the end, after affirming that these measures would not be used without the consent of the actors, a new contract has come to light. In it, it is said that will not use artificial intelligence to replicate the voices or aspects of the actors under any circumstances. We don’t know if this will apply retroactively to contracts already signed, but it is clear that the executive has given in to rescue the company’s reputation from him.

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