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The family of legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher intends to sue a German publication for releasing what it claimed to be an AI-generated conversation with Schumacher.
Sabine Kehm, a family spokesman, confirmed via email to The Associated Press on Thursday that legal action is being prepared in response to a “fake artificial intelligence interview by German outlet Die Aktuelle.”
Last weekend, the magazine’s front page featured a picture of the 54-year-old Schumacher and the headline, “Michael Schumacher, the first interview!”
With the purported quotes attributed to Schumacher that were produced by A.I., the magazine also stated that “it sounds deceptively real.” One of numerous tabloid celebrity publications in Germany is called Die Aktuelle.
In December 2013, Schumacher fell while skiing at Meribel in the French Alps, sustaining a near-fatal head injury. His helmet was torn open when he struck his head on a rock. Some blood clots were removed by doctors, but others were not because they were too firmly ingrained in his brain.
The seven-time F1 champion has continued to receive private care at a family house in Switzerland since being released from the hospital in September 2014.
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Together with fellow Mercedes driver and British racer Lewis Hamilton, Schumacher holds the record for the most F1 championships. After three seasons with Mercedes, Schumacher announced his retirement from the sport in 2012, and Hamilton took his place on the squad.