“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…

Michaels, 79, told Vanity Fair in an interview published Wednesday that he was initially ‘very skeptical’ of the proposal from NBCUniversal executives — until he heard the AI-generated version of his speaking voice, which is capable of greeting viewers by name.

‘Frankly, it was astonishing. It was amazing,’ he told the magazine in a phone interview last weekend.”

From NBC News.