Hasbro replacing voice actors with AI?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SomeoneOfRelativeInterest, May 29, 2024.

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  1. SomeoneOfRelativeInterest

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    Apparently it’s been revealed one of their current MLP shows is using AI voices for the overseas dubs, already having replaced the real actors who didn’t know anything was happening between seasons 1 and 2. This info comes from one of the main VA’s for the french dub.

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    It’s interesting to note that Cort Lane, the producer who apparently cut the show because he didn’t want to use AI, works at Hasbro, so this was apparently an internal matter between people at Hasbro? Something feels odd about all of this but either way it spells shit for us in the future, especially considering hasbro’s apparent axe of earthspark, their only show in the last 10 years that isn’t a non-union project.
     
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    Whelp! You all know the drill!

    Cyberbully the corporate overlords by continuously pointing out how stupid it is to use AI!

    We should be able to change their minds by making enough noise!
     
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    Yeesh! This is not good at all.
     
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  4. Missing Sunset

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    A Hasbro property? Not respecting voice actors? Preposterous.
     
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    Well, good for SAG anyway. Glad to see their recent strike paying off already. At least the original US versions will have human voice actors.
     
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  6. SomeoneOfRelativeInterest

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    AFAIK that’s only upheld because the shows voicing talent is partially Union. If transforemrs switches back to non-Union like in WFC, Prime Wars or Cyberverse then we’re likely just as fucked
     
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  7. Neko-bot77

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    About time for transformers to sound like robots.
     
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    AI is one of those genies that's never going back in the bottle.
     
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    I really dislike this trend with AI. Hell AI in general. Honestly unless AI is going to result in individuals like Data or The EMH, I have no interest. Namely because I'm fairly certain it's going to end like Terminator.
     
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    I feel like now would be a good time to remind people that AI is not evil. AI is not taking people’s jobs. You should not hate AI because it’s just a program.


    It’s other people who choose to fire their employees and replace them with AI programs as to cut costs. Don’t be mad at the tool, be mad at the people who made the decision to use it at the expense of others. Otherwise those people get off scott free as the blame is misdirected.
     
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  13. SomeoneOfRelativeInterest

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    Something does feel strange though, cus how could 1 of the executive producers cancel the show outright when there’s 3 other executive producers? Apparently it was cancelled last year so the AI thing makes less sense as the reason too

    Could this be a case of Hasbro handing the reins off to a secondary dubbing company and not monitoring the situation like with the WOTC cards from a while back or have they actually gone and singed off on it themselves?
     
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    AI at this point doesn’t even deserve to be called AI. All it is at this point is an program that has been fed so much data it can mimmick things, but has no understanding of what it means.


    To elaborate, if you asked the current types of AI programs used for voice cloning and art generator what 2+2 equals it would not be able to answer unless you gave it the answer. Then, once given the answer if you asked it what 2+2 equaled it would say 4, but it has no idea what that means. It just knows it was fed that information and that when prompted with the same question it will give the same answer.



    AI in it’s current form is beyond stupid and lacks any awareness.
     
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    Very Hasbro of them
     
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    With how much money this would be saving them and current tech company trends, I could honestly see them championing this as a groundbreaking cost-saving measure in an earnings call if it came up.
     
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  17. SomeoneOfRelativeInterest

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    True, but at the same time part of me wonders if Hasbro is the one actually spending money on the dub casts in the first place. If it’s like how anime works, they outsource it to someone else, so it wouldn’t cost them a thing though idk if it does work like that for this show. Plus the AI dubbing seemingly isn’t happening everywhere; places like Poland and Brazil + a lot of South America seem to be using real actors for this stuff.

    Probably be a lot easier to figure out if Cort Lane had any fuckin social media whatsoever
     
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    oh this is certainly gonna be a thread alright
     
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    Terminator ended with robots physically hunting down humans. AI is going to be worse... they're going to turn themselves into the 1%, have all the cash, and we'll have to work for them!
     
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    That’s why I made it. Remember the rumours that Hasbro was selling DnD to tencent, and then everyone made a massive thing about it, so they had to come out and say what was going on?

    Basically I’m hoping that bringing this to the TF community will make it reach much further, both to help the MLP guys and so we can get some clearer answers
     
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