The family of Michael Schumacher is set to pursue legal action against a publication that created a fake interview with the former Formula One driver using AI

The family of Michael Schumacher is set to take legal action against a German magazine that published an interview with the Formula One legend, which was generated by an AI chatbot. Die Aktuelle claimed to have the first interview with Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since suffering a serious brain injury in a skiing accident in December 2013. The magazine promised exclusive answers from Schumacher himself, but it was later revealed that the interview was entirely fabricated by an AI program. A spokesperson for the Schumacher family has confirmed that legal action will be taken against the publication.

Since the accident, the family has worked hard to protect Michael’s privacy, and his medical condition remains unknown. He is believed to be residing at his family’s home in Switzerland. Die Aktuelle has a history of publishing misleading articles about the Schumacher family, including one in which they claimed Michael had awoken from his coma, and another that falsely stated that Michael’s wife, Corinna, had a new love interest. In contrast, Corinna Schumacher has been reticent about her husband’s condition, speaking only briefly about it in a Netflix documentary about his F1 career.

The Schumacher family has been trying to continue their lives as normally as possible, and Michael’s son, Mick, has followed in his father’s footsteps by racing in F1. However, Mick is currently without a race seat in 2023 after competing for the Haas team in 2021 and 2022. He is now serving as a reserve driver for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, who shares the record with Mick’s father for seven world titles.