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James Cameron warned us about the threat of AI back in the 80s

The Terminator director brings up how he warned us of the dangers of Artificial Intelligence years before it was a thing, but it doesn’t have anything to do with Schwarzenegger.

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Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics today thanks to its powerful input in many sectors, including entertainment and the production of films and series. The fear that AI could replace flesh and blood workers to lower costs is flying over Hollywood, which has led -in part- to the current strikes of scriptwriters and actors. So much so, that director James Cameron now is touting his warning from the 80s about the danger of AIs through Terminator; although his argument does not include robots that look like Arnold Schwarzenegger traveling through time.

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As shared by CTV News after chatting with the filmmaker about the current situation of the entertainment industry, and about how production companies intend to implement AI for scriptwriting and for producing performances of extras through CGI. Despite everything, Cameron is not very concerned about the influence of artificial intelligence in film and television, although he does admit to being concerned about its involvement in military sectors, bringing up the premise of Terminator.

I warned you guys in 1984, and you didn’t listen,” he said. “I think the weaponization of AI is the biggest danger. I think that we will get into the equivalent of a nuclear arms race with AI, and if we don’t build it, the other guys are for sure going to build it, and so then it’ll escalate.”

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On the current role of AI in Hollywood, he revealed: “I just don’t personally believe that a disembodied mind that’s just regurgitating what other embodied minds have said — about the life that they’ve had, about love, about lying, about fear, about mortality — and just put it all together into a word salad and then regurgitate it … I don’t believe that have something that’s going to move an audience. Let’s wait 20 years, and if an AI wins an Oscar for Best Screenplay, I think we’ve got to take them seriously”

Source | CTV News