Hollywood's 'Groundbreaking' AI Proposal for Actors Sounds Like a Nightmare

Issue #353
16 Jul 2023
The ‘de-aging’ of Harrison Ford in the latest Indiana Jones movie portends a future which is most unwelcome for most other actors, who might find themselves outcompeted for work by immortal AI generated simulacra of existing and maybe even long dead stars. They are striking over it, and rightly so. Power law is beginning to be felt in AI, where the few, most bankable stars, become forever leads capturing the value that might otherwise have gone to the next generation of movie stars who might now never get a chance to be. Fascinating future, or non-future, depending on how you see it.