German editor fired over AI-created Schumacher 'interview' – DW – 04/22/2023

April 23, 2023

A German tabloid ran an AI-generated "interview" with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, creating a stir among media and fans. The Schumacher family plans to sue. The editor-in-chief of German tabloid Die Aktuelle was fired for publishing an AI-generated "interview" with Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. The Funke media group — which publishes the magazine — announced the dismissal of Anne Hoffmann and apologized to the Schumacher family on Friday. Michael Schumacher, now 54, has lived in complete seclusion since a major brain injury, while skiing in 2013, left him with severe long-lasting health effects.