Nicolas Cage slams synthetic intelligence within the movie business, calling it ‘evil’.
The actor revealed that the ultimate product regarded nothing like what he had filmed, prompting a dialogue across the ‘misappropriation’ of Tim Burton’s Bruce Wayne within the superhero flick alongside controversial actor Ezra Miller.
“I do know Tim [Burton[ is upset about AI, as I am. It was CGI, OK, so that they could de-age me, and I’m fighting a spider. I didn’t do any of that, so I don’t know what happened there. … But I get where Tim’s coming from,” he said.
“I know what he means. I would be very unhappy if people were taking my art … and appropriating them. I get it. I mean, I’m with him in that regard.”
He then proceeded to call the use of AI in movies ‘inhumane’.
“AI is a nightmare to me,” Cage said.
“It’s inhumane. You can’t get more inhumane than artificial intelligence … I would be very unhappy if people were taking my art … and appropriating [it].”
Earlier this yr, when the SAG-AFTRA strike kicked off in July, union members mentioned they had dismissed the offer tabled by the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) to make use of AI to duplicate the likeness of background actors.
SAG-AFTRA chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Eire mentioned the know-how can be ‘groundbreaking’ however not in a great way.
“They proposed that our background performers ought to be capable of be scanned, receives a commission for at some point’s pay, and their firms ought to personal that scan – their picture, their likeness – and will be capable of use it for the remainder of eternity in any venture they need, with no consent and no compensation,” he mentioned, in line with the outlet.
Whereas the strike ended on September 27, in line with the union, they nonetheless must resolve points concerning AI and digital recreation by Hollywood studios.
Reuters reported final week that the union introduced a proposal over the usage of AI to AMPTP, which they’re at the moment reviewing.
SAG-AFTRA mentioned they met with the AMPTP ‘for greater than three hours this afternoon and night to current and assessment our revised proposal’.
“We proceed to await the AMPTP’s response to our complete counter proposal bundle which we gave them on Saturday, addressing excellent points,” SAG-AFTRA mentioned in a press release, as per the outlet.