Top Tech News: OpenAI Denies Using Scarlett Johansson’s Voice

OpenAI denies using Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT’s ‘Sky’ according to Report
Top Tech News: OpenAI Denies Using Scarlett Johansson’s Voice

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Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson recently accused ChatGPT developer OpenAI of utilizing a voice for its AI-powered chatbot that sounds "eerily similar" to her own. She claimed that the corporation imitated her voice after she denied CEO Sam Altman's request to license it.

According to a recent Washington Post article, OpenAI held a casting call last year and recruited an actor for 'Sky,' whose voice Johansson thinks sounds like her. According to the newspaper, paperwork shows that the voice actor for 'Sky' was contracted months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson. According to discussions with numerous persons participating in the recruiting process, OpenAI made no mention of seeking someone with a Scarlett Johansson-like voice.

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According to the Hiring, Compensation, and Attrition Management study from staffing solutions and HR services provider Genius Consultants, hiring for replacements for existing roles will account for at least 23% of recruitment efforts this fiscal year.

Google unveils new AI tools to help retailers in product branding. The new functionalities in these AI tools include visual brand profiles on Google Search and AI updates in the Product Studio tool.

According to Google data, over 40% of shopping queries on Google Search refer to a particular page of a brand or retailer. This signifies the importance of business branding for customers in today’s market.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has cleared the way for the eventual launch of eight exchange-traded funds linked to the world's second-largest digital coin, following the regulator's approval of the first bitcoin ETFs earlier this year.

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