Tom Hanks Warns Dental Plan Ad Image Is AI Fake

Tom Hanks has warned an advert that appears to be fronted by him is in fact an artificial intelligence (AI) fake.

  • “There’s a video out there promoting some dental plan with an AI version of me,” actor Tom Hanks wrote on Instagram. “I have nothing to do with it,” he added.
  • Hanks has previously spoken about the “artistic challenge” that AI poses in his industry, and the issue has been central to recent strikes by high-profile Hollywood actors and writers.
  • As AI systems have grown in power and sophistication, so have concerns about their ability to create ever more realistic virtual versions of real people – what are sometimes called deepfakes.
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