Michael Schumacher’s family to take legal action against German newspaper over fake AI ‘interview’
The family of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is set to take legal action against a German tabloid that published an AI-generated “interview” with the retired driver. The cover story in Die Aktuelle’s April 15th issue promised “the first interview” with Schumacher since he suffered a severe brain injury in 2013. The interview was actually a hoax produced entirely by an AI chatbot. The article had featured a photo of Schumacher with a subheading that read, “It sounds deceptively real.” Schumacher’s family, who have long guarded his privacy, confirmed to ESPN that they plan to sue the magazine.