Michael Schumacher: Magazine editor sacked over AI-generated ‘interview’ with seven-time F1 champion

The editor of a German magazine that published an artificial intelligence-generated ‘interview’ with Michael Schumacher has been sacked. Schumacher, a seven-time world champion, suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013 and has not been seen in public since. Die Aktuelle ran a front cover with a headline of “Michael Schumacher, the first interview”. The article was produced using an AI programme called charatcter.ai, which artificially generated Schumacher ‘quotes’ about his health and family. Schumacher’s family said on Friday that they plan to take legal action against the magazine and over the weekend its publisher issued an apology. Schumacher, 54, won two of his F1 world drivers’ titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, while he claimed five in a row for Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. Schumacher’s son Mick used to drive for Haas in F1 and is currently a reserve driver for Mercedes. In a 2021 Netflix documentary, Schumacher’s wife Corinna said: “We live together at home.

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