A German writer has apologised for publishing an AI-generated interview with Michael Schumacher.
Funke magazines can also be firing the editor of Die Aktuelle over the “tasteless and deceptive article” which it now says ought to “by no means have appeared”.
Managing director Bianca Pohlmann stated the piece “doesn’t in any manner correspond to the requirements of journalism that we – and our readers – count on from a writer like Funke”.
Ms Pohlmann stated the group additionally apologised to Schumacher’s household.
Household spokesperson Sabine Kehm already instructed The Related Press on Thursday that it was planning to take legal action over a “pretend synthetic intelligence interview” by Die Aktuelle.
The journal printed a photograph of the 54-year-old former racing driver on its entrance web page final weekend together with the phrases: “Michael Schumacher, the primary interview!”
The journal additionally wrote “it sounds deceptively actual” with the supposed quotes attributed to Schumacher generated by AI.
Die Aktuelle is one in all many tabloid celeb magazines in Germany.
It was whereas snowboarding within the French Alps resort of Meribel that Schumacher fell in December 2013 and suffered a near-fatal mind damage.
His head hit a rock which cut up open his helmet. Medical doctors eliminated blood clots however others had been left untouched as a result of they had been too deeply embedded in his mind.
Since being transferred from hospital in September 2014, the seven-time F1 champion continues to be cared for privately at a household house in Switzerland.
Schumacher retired from F1 in 2012 after three seasons with Mercedes and was changed on the staff by Lewis Hamilton, who has since matched Schumacher’s F1 titles report.