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Herzog, Žižek Become AI Bots Trapped in Endless Conversation


AI-generated portraits of Slavoj iek and Werner Herzog

Between the AI-generated portraits of German director Werner Herzog and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek on The Infinite Conversation website, visitors can experience an AI-powered chat between artificial versions of the two men.

Credit: Giacomo Miceli

The Infinite Conversation website, rolled out by Italian artist and programmer Giacomo Miceli, features a nonstop "chat" between artificial intelligence versions of the German director Werner Herzog and the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj iek.

Featuring realistic voices, the site serves as a social commentary on audio deepfakes.

Said Miceli, "This project aims to raise awareness about the ease of using tools for synthesizing a real voice. Right now, any motivated fool can do this with a laptop in their bedroom."

Miceli added, "The generation of the script itself is done using a popular language model that was fine-tuned on interviews and content authored by each of the two speakers."

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