CD Projekt Red Uses AI to Replace Voice Actor in Cyberpunk 2077
- The voice actor Miłogost Reczek, who contributed to the highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077, sadly passed away in 2021.
- In order to complete the game, CD Projekt Red decided to use artificial intelligence (AI) to replace Reczek’s voice.
- AI technology was used to analyze the late voice actor’s existing recordings and create a digital version of his voice.
- The AI-generated voice was then used to re-record any necessary dialogue, ensuring that Reczek’s character in the game could still have a consistent voice.
- This decision to utilize AI in replacing the voice actor has sparked discussions around the ethics and implications of using technology to recreate the voices of deceased individuals in the entertainment industry.
The use of AI to replace the voice actor in Cyberpunk 2077 showcases the potential of technology to overcome the limitations posed by unfortunate circumstances. While it is impressive that AI was able to recreate the voice and provide consistency to the character, it also raises ethical concerns about the use of deceased individuals’ voices in entertainment. Moving forward, it will be important for developers and studios to navigate this terrain carefully, ensuring that AI is used in a respectful and thoughtful manner.