A brand new comedy particular with George Carlin’s identify and face has gone reside, however the deceased comic had nothing to do with its manufacturing. George Carlin: I’m Glad I’m Lifeless is a one-hour particular, with an AI reproduction of George Carlin cracking jokes about mass shootings, farts, and the eventual demise of arise comedy. Carlin’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, took to X, the social media web site previously often known as Twitter, to denounce the particular.
“My dad spent a lifetime perfecting his craft from his very human life, mind, and creativeness,” she wrote. “No machine will ever substitute his genius.” In one other tweet, she clarified that there was “ZERO PERMISSION GRANTED” from the Carlin household.
My assertion relating to the AI generated George Carlin particular: My dad spent a lifetime perfecting his craft from his very human life, mind and creativeness. No machine will ever substitute his genius. These AI generated merchandise are intelligent makes an attempt at attempting to recreate a thoughts…1/3
— Kelly Carlin (@kelly_carlin) January 11, 2024
George Carlin was an iconic slapstick comedian who handed away in 2008. He was identified for his sardonic supply and biting commentary on present occasions, and launched fourteen stand-up comedy specials all through his profession.
The brand new particular was engineered by Will Sasso, finest identified from Mad TV, and novelist Chad Kultgen. The 2 run a podcast referred to as Dudesy, which is written by a “comedy AI” that writes materials for the duo’s podcast and YouTube present.
Kelly Carlin writes, “In case you’d prefer to assist our resistance to this AI bullshit, you possibly can depart a touch upon the YouTube video of the particular. And likewise let the podcasters that collaborate w/ this AI bot understand how you’re feeling.”
Carlin has said she is exploring her authorized choices; nevertheless, since AI is advancing so quickly, there’s little or no case legislation establishing boundaries on this enterprise. Carlin additionally tagged Zelda Williams and Melissa Rivers, the daughters of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, and the twitter account of deceased comedian Garry Shandling, with the message: “We must always speak. They’re coming for you subsequent.”