SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal

SAG-AFTRA and Replica Studios announce a "groundbreaking" agreement at CES governing the use of AI to recreate voice talent for use in video games. Word is: "This new agreement paves the way for professional voice over artists to safely explore new employment opportunities for their digital voice replicas with industry-leading protections tailored to AI technology, allowing AAA video game studios and other companies working with Replica to access top SAG-AFTRA talent." Here's more:
The agreement between the leading AI voice company and the world's largest performers’ union will enable Replica to engage SAG-AFTRA members under a fair, ethical agreement to safely create and license a digital replica of their voice. Licensed voices can be used in video game development and other interactive media projects from pre-production to final release.

Approved by affected members of the union’s voiceover performer community, this contract marks an important step towards the ethical use of AI voices in creative projects by game developers, and sets the basis for fair and equitable employment of voice actors as they explore the new revenue opportunities provided by AI. In addition to establishing minimum terms and conditions, the agreement ensures performer consent and negotiation for uses of their digital voice double and requires that performers have the opportunity to opt out of its continued use in new works.
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Jan 9, 2024, 22:04
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal Jan 9, 2024, 22:04
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This is utter BS. No voice artist wants this. They're already paid a pittance for games compared to other industries, and now they're looking at even fewer job opportunities in exchange for "licensing" their voice which will, undoubtedly, pay less than actual recording sessions.
Every reaction I've seen from union members on this news has basically been "who the f*** approved this because I certainly didn't."
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