The actor who voiced Michael in GTA 5 expressed dissatisfaction with an artificial intelligence company for using his voice in a chatbot of his character

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In response, music producer Marilou Burnel argued, "Creative people make remarkable things with AI, and the opposite is also true."

"Not using my voice they don't," retorted Luke.

Luke also tagged Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 star Roger Clark (who played Arthur Morgan), and the actors' union SAG-AFTRA in his tweet.

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Clark had recently engaged with X users defending the use of AI to imitate voices, stating on Saturday, "I'm struggling to understand WTF it is that regular, working actors have done to some of you? Sure, AI is coming, no one knows that better than us, but if they ever start copying your voice on the phone to your bank I hope some of you get a different perspective."

Last week, SAG-AFTRA announced a new agreement aimed at protecting actors from unauthorized AI replications of their voices.

However, the deal faced criticism from some voice actors because it included an agreement with AI firm Replica Studios. This agreement allowed Replica to "safely create and license a digital replica of voice," with these licensed voices then able to "be used in video game development and other interactive media projects from pre-production to final release."

This led to complaints from several actors, including Apex Legends voice actor Erika Ishii and Starfield actor Elias Toufexis, stating that they were not consulted about such a deal.

Xander Mobus, best known for his role as the announcer in Super Smash Bros, also criticized SAG-AFTRA's deal, saying, "Fucking...who?! Did any of y'all approve this? I didn't get told we were voting on this." He then added, "You ain't licensors, you are a labour union."