NBC to use AI-generated version of Al Michaels' voice during Summer Olympics


NBC plans to use an artificial clone of legendary sports broadcaster Al Michaels' voice to narrate its daily streaming recaps of the Summer Olympics in Paris, the company announced Wednesday.

"Your Daily Olympic Recap on Peacock" will feature narration from a "high-quality A.I. re-creation" of Michaels' voice, trained using his past appearances on NBC in order to match his "signature expertise and elocution," the streaming service announced. (Peacock and NBC News are both owned by NBCUniversal, a unit of Comcast.)

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