Tom Hanks becomes the unwitting face of robotic gratitude as AI technology takes a bizarre turn.

Tom Hanks Cries "Save Me the Banks!" as AI Uses His Face for Robotic Thanks

Jennifer Pagliaccio
Jennifer PagliaccioOctober 26, 2023Ersatz News

Tom Hanks Cries "Save Me the Banks!" as AI Uses His Face for Robotic Thanks

Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks has recently found himself in a rather unusual and robotic situation. Known for his iconic roles in movies like "Big," "The 'Burbs," and "Splash," Hanks is now facing a new challenge: being the face of robotic gratitude. Although it may sound like something out of a sci-fi film from the 80s, this bizarre turn of events is all thanks to the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and face recognition technology.

A Journey into the Uncanny Valley

"Save Me the Banks!"

The robotic thanks is the brainchild of a team of AI enthusiasts who wanted to create a more personal and human-like experience for expressing gratitude. They decided to build a robot capable of thanking people in the voice and face of none other than Tom Hanks himself. When approached by Ersatz News for comment, Hanks could only utter, "Save me the Banks!" - a reference to his iconic line in the 80s comedy "Bachelor Party."

The Perfect Thank You

An Unlikely Partnership

To achieve the realistic portrayal of Tom Hanks, the AI team used deepfake technology combined with hours of Hanks' voice recordings. The end result is remarkable, if not a little creepy. As the robot thanks you, you may find yourself half expecting it to break into a heartfelt monologue about life and love, just like Hanks' characters often do.

The Dark Side of the Coin

The Future of Robotic Thanks

Despite the controversy surrounding it, the Tom Hanks-inspired robotic thanks has already gained a following. People are lining up to receive their personalized thank-yous from the charming, albeit robotically replicated, Tom Hanks. It seems that the combination of AI and 80s nostalgia is a winning formula.


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