Dennis Quaid made a surprising prediction about the impact of AI on Hollywood

Apr 19, 2024

Artificial intelligence could be the next big technological revolution.

It’s promising to reshape the way the world does business.

And Dennis Quaid made a surprising prediction about the impact of AI on Hollywood.

Artificial intelligence (AI) could upend the movie-making business and the role humans play in it.

Long-dead stars could be brought back to life and current actors could perform without ever stepping foot on a set.

During the actors’ and writers’ strikes in Hollywood last year, entertainment unions fought tooth and nail to limit the use of AI.

AI has already been used to replace some background actors after their images were scanned by production companies.

SAG-AFTRA, the actors’ union, secured a requirement in its new contract that movie companies must receive the consent of actors to use “digital replicas” of them and they would be required to pay them for the use of it.

The role of this emerging technology in Hollywood is going to be a major debate moving forward.

Dennis Quaid reveals what AI can’t replace in actors

Veteran actor Dennis Quaid told Fox News Digital that AI has the potential to be a “great tool” but that humans will still win out at the end of the day.

“I think it’s actually going to be a great tool eventually,” Quaid said. “AI is not very good with human emotion, nor will I think it ever will be. I mean that’s what actors bring to it.

“I think there’s questions to be asked and stuff like that, but I think it’s a great tool for all of us, not just in movies, but in every facet of life,” Quaid added.

Tennessee protects artists against AI

Tennessee became the first state in the country to protect artists from unauthorized AI replicas of their likenesses with the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act.

Country music stars like Luke Bryan pushed for the new law.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) signed the bill at the Nashville honky tonk Robert’s Western World surrounded by country music luminaries.

“What an amazing precedent to set for the state of Tennessee,” Bryan said at the bill signing event. “The leaders of this are showing artists who are moving here following their dreams that our state protects what we work so hard for, and I personally want to thank all of our legislators and people who made this bill happen.”

Debates over the use of AI will rage throughout the entertainment world and the rest of society.

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