'The next step will be to copyright my FACE': Keira Knightley is worried about AI

Keira Knightley is worried about AI credit:Bang Showbiz
Keira Knightley is worried about AI credit:Bang Showbiz

Keira Knightley is considering copyrighting her face.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress - who has daughters Delilah, eight, and Edie, four, with husband James Righton - is concerned about the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and thinks she needs to take steps to protect her own likeness in the future.

She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "At the moment for actresses the concern is about the voice, and they’re trying to protect the voice-over industry. I don’t know where that’s at, but I know that’s in negotiation.

"But I imagine you’re right, the next step will be to copyright my face.

"AI has the potential to be catastrophic – I hope governments come in and regulate it."

Keira also called for better internet and social media regulation, admitting she finds platforms such as Instagram "chilling" and she's concerned they could have a damaging influence on her daughters as they get older.

She said: "I’m a big one for internet regulation too. One hundred per cent. Social media needs to be regulated. I’m not on it, but I’ve got two girls and it’s chilling – I want them to be able to use that space to connect and be creative, but in a safe way.’"

The 38-year-old star has no plans to give into her eldest child's current demands for a phone of her own.

Asked when she will allow her to have one, she joked: "25. I think them not being protected is ridiculous, we protect them everywhere else, why not online as well?"

The 'Boston Strangler' actress is happy to speak candidly about how "messy" motherhood can be because she feels is is "unhelpful" to promote the idea that being a parent is idyllic.

She said: "As soon as I became a mother, I was absolutely shocked at how alone we all felt, and how far the experiences of me and my friends were from what was being represented publicly.

"[Saying it is easy] felt like a shame and a waste and unhelpful. Because part of the beauty, I think personally, in motherhood, is the mess, and the fact that everybody is in constant crisis.

"Motherhood can be amazing and heroic but it can only be all of those things if you admit that it’s the most difficult thing you’re ever going to do. And that it’s a mess most of the time, and there is heroism and beauty in that, but only if you accept it for what it is."