Michael Schumacher’s family is planning legal action against a German magazine that published an “interview” with the seven-time F1 champion generated by artificial intelligence.
The 54-year-old has not been seen in public since suffering severe brain damage in a skiing accident while on a family holiday in the French Alps about a decade ago.
The latest issue of Die Aktuelle featured a picture of Schumacher smiling on the cover and the caption: “Michael Schumacher, the first interview. “
The tagline below reads “This sounds like real” – as it emerged the alleged quote was generated by artificial intelligence.
Few details were shared publicly German The driver’s condition Only close friends have been allowed to visit the Ferrari Grand since his accident.
A spokesman for the Schumacher family confirmed to Reuters that they were planning to pursue the matter legally.
In December 2013, while skiing with his family in the French Alps, Schumacher hit a rock on the right side of his head and cracked his helmet.
He suffered a blood clot in his brain and was unconscious for a while.
The sports legend has been receiving round-the-clock care at his home in Switzerland since September 2014, and the family has tried to protect his privacy.
“We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better, to make sure he feels comfortable and to make him feel like our family, our bond,” his wife, Corinne Schumacher, said in a statement. Said in the 2021 Netflix documentary.
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“We’re trying to continue as a family, the way Michael loved it, and we still are. We’re moving on with our lives.
“‘Private is private,’ as he always says. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael has always protected us and now we are protecting Michael.”