Is AI a Terminator for film professionals?
Not according to actor and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard.
Speaking at the opening session of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society in San Diego on November 9, Mr. Howard that while artificial intelligence is a huge boon for corporate America, it’s not about to take over the role of humans making movies.
Advanced technology like deepfakes can be a challenge from a societal standpoint, but however the image is created, “it’s going to require creative people, whether you call them actors or designers and programmers,” Howard told the professional liability insurance crowd. execs.
Nor is Hollywood about to replace artists and filmmakers with AI, he shared. AI can expand possibilities “beyond our imagination,”; but individuals still need to decide why movies should be interesting to audiences, and audiences will still need to connect with what’s on screen, Mr. Howard.