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ChatGPT has a Scarlett Johansson problem

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Did you think Sky, the new and newly personable voice of ChatGPT, sounded like Samantha from Her? Not everyone did, but enough people noticed a distinct Scarlett Johansson…ness in the chatbot that it became a story. And then Johansson herself decided that Sky sounded a little too close to home, especially given that she’d turned down offers from OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to play Sky herself. We still don’t know all the details of the timeline here, who knew what, what Altman did when Johansson said no, and lots more. But it’s all just weird.

On this episode of The Vergecast, we talk a lot about what happened here, what it means that everyone immediately assumed the worst from OpenAI, and whether a case like this might actually go anywhere….

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