Hollywood star Tom Cruise has joined the list of stars who have been cloned and used in AI disinformation after his voice was used in Netflix’s fake Olympic documentary ‘The Olympics Has Fallen’.
The four-part series used AI to generate the star’s voice, joining a host of other stars whose voices were cloned without their permission. The documentary is a series of AI-generated fake news articles allegedly targeting the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
According to Politico, a voiceover interspersed with shots of Tom Cruise and IOC President Thomas Bach says that “corrupt officials” are slowly and painfully destroying the Olympic Games that have existed for thousands of years. I warned you.
Tom Cruise is one of the stars who supported Hollywood writers and stars who were protesting studios on several issues, including the use of AI in the film industry.
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The IOC called the fake documentary a “coordinated disinformation campaign”, saying it was a direct attack on the organization following a series of similar “news stories” circulating online.
In one video, is incorrectly quoted Mark Adams, the Olympic committee’s chief spokesman, said it almost suspended the Israeli and Palestinian national teams along with their fans. The video suggests that this decision was taken after a meeting of delegates in India.
The videos attack the IOC and its leaders, particularly Mr. Bach, and claim they are at the center of a conspiracy to “smartly embezzle funds from the entire sports world through an insidious fraud scheme.”
“The IOC has recently faced numerous fake news posts targeting the IOC,” the sports association said.
They added in a statement: “The entire documentary was produced using AI-generated voices of world-famous Hollywood actors, with defamatory content, false narratives, and false information.”
This comes after a series of celebrities were cloned with fake AI creations. Recently, an AI version of Tom Hanks was used in a dental ad. The ad was made without his knowledge and the Hollywood star had to warn fans that he had nothing to do with it. Another lawsuit involves Scarlett Johansson, who sued an AI app company for duplicating her voice to promote his app.
🚨 IOC statement regarding fake news campaign targeting IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently faced a number of fake news posts targeting the IOC. These are shared in many languages on Telegram accounts and other social media platforms.
— IOC Media (@iocmedia) November 9, 2023
Connection with Russia
The IOC ordered all episodes of the documentary to be removed from YouTube. However, you can still access it on Telegram. According to Politico, the fake documentary was uploaded to a Telegram channel with more than 400,000 subscribers. Russian content.
It is also reported that a fake documentary surfaced shortly after the IOC. Paused Russia’s National Olympic Committee has protested over a purported decision to admit regional sports organizations in the occupied territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia as members.
The IOC’s claim that they are being targeted also comes after Russia filed a complaint. unfair treatment While it has received harsh penalties in connection with the Ukraine war, other countries involved in other conflicts have not received similar penalties.
However, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized the decision to include athletes from other countries also at war as “outrageous”.
The IOC announced in October that athletes from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics only if they participate under neutral flags.
The IOC has not directly condemned the video, but Said “We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action as necessary.”