AI putting actors in fear of their jobs


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4 Jun 2021
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Can't say that I feel too much sympathy for wealthy and self-entitled actors who will continue to live comfortable lives even if work dries up, but in the wider picture, it's a valid concern for regular people with regular jobs who are going to be displaced by AI. This includes people like doctors who have studied and trained hard for years to get to where they are, potentially being upstaged by AI.

Hollywood actors are striking for the first time in 43 years, bringing the American movie and television business to a halt, partly over fears about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI).

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) actors' union failed to reach an agreement in the US for better protections against AI for its members - and warned that "artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to creative professions" as it prepared to dig in over the issue.

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