June 10, 2023


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Die Aktuelle editor Anne Hoffmann: Fired after ‘Amnesty International interview’ with Michael Schumacher

Legend: Michael Schumacher became the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion. Here is the German in 2006.

The editor of the German weekly Die Acteul Anne Hoffmann has been fired after they printed an “interview” about Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher based on artificial intelligence.


Publisher Funk said on Friday that editor Anne Hoffmann of the weekly Die Aktuelle had been relieved of her duties.

“World Sensation” and “First Interview” were Die Aktuelle’s headlines on the front page with a picture of Michael Schumacher. AI (artificial intelligence), or artificial intelligence in Norwegian, was used.

– This misleading and tasteless article should never have been printed. This is in no way in line with the standard we set as a journalist or what readers have come to expect from publishers like Funke, says Bianca Pohlmann, CEO of Funke. Racingnews365.com.

Schumacher’s family immediately sued.

Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 and has not been seen in public since.

The title on the cover gave the impression that the interview was real, while the text itself explained that the answers were generated by artificial intelligence.

Mick Schumacher’s son followed his father’s example and became a Formula 1 driver. He drove for Haas last season, but is now a reserve driver for Mercedes. The next round of Formula 1 is in Baku next week.


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