Actors of July 8, 2023. oppenheimer Dozens of international journalists gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York to promote the film and give interviews. It was the fortune of the journalists. This event took place less than a week ago strike Hollywood Actors Union (screen actors guildOr SAG). Performers claim better pay and working conditions, as well as contracts that govern the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in productions.
The union joined the ongoing strike from May 2, screenplay by of movies and series. The reason is the same: In addition to regulating the use of AI, writers are demanding better conditions, especially in productions for streaming. Together, these strikes became one of the largest strikes in Hollywood history.
A few days before the strike, the actors of the new film Christopher Nolan expressed his apprehensions about the use of artificial intelligence. Emily Blunt, who plays Kitty Oppenheimer, was the first. wearing a tweed skirt and coat set Pink, she receives a question from a Mexican journalist:
“We know that humans are capable of incredible inventions, but sometimes we don’t think about them for fear that they will be used for bad things. Do you think there are technological advances that seem innocent today, but can be used…”
“AI”, Before the reporter finished speaking, Emily confidently announced the acronym. “It’s scary. It’s part of human nature to chase achievements and create new things.”says the actress. “The ethical dilemma is whether we must necessarily use everything we are able to create. Is it really a success?
The fear of actors is well founded. In an interview with the website ledgeA SAG spokesperson revealed that the studio proposed scanning additional cast members’ faces and using them in future productions with the help of AI. This would make the studios “owners” of the actor’s image. This is another reason for the strike.
Then it was Cillian Murphy’s turn. Peaky Blinders star himself J.J. Played by Robert Oppenheimer. The reporter repeated the question, and got the same answer:
“I have been reading about great inventions like language and fire. And you can put nuclear fission on that list, too.” Cillian says. “And now people say AI is one of those three. I don’t know, nobody knows, it’s too early to tell.”
The Hollywood Actors Guild represents 160,000 people – including stars oppenheimer, The stars were at the premiere of the film in London when the actors’ strike began on 13 July. The cast returned to the United States earlier than expected to participate in expressions Happening in Los Angeles.
Christopher Nolan, who is part of the Writers Guild, it is called Who will not work on any other film till the demands of the strike are resolved.
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