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I am still waiting for someone to conclusively demonstrate that AI can much more easily replace the execs making decisions as to what gets greenlit than it can replace the creative people. Because I firmly believe that's true.

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Probably, but it needs to avoid the paperclip problem first.

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Excellent! Fingers crossed now for a sweet deal for SAG.

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Thank gawdess.

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Sep 25, 2023·edited Sep 25, 2023

Nice Times! A good way to start a Monday!

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Good. Now can HBO un-cancel Winning Time please?

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you treat your workers well they won’t want a union and I say this as a two time Union member one of which was SAG and the other the flight attendants union. They things they had to fight for in the latter world blow your mind.

I hope that writers truly did get what they want and continue to stand with SAG.

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who the hell wants to watch a movie written by a robot?

Fast and Furious fans?

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It's not about who wants to watch it, its about profit.

Get rid of writers by AI. Use actors faces that you've bought for a one time price. Use CGI to animate it (because you know they love to stiff those guys but hopefully more join with IATSE). No need to build a set/makeup/costumes/scout locations as its all green screen/rendered.

They want the 1% profit they pay all the 6 unions to make the blockbusters. They're placing a bet that in the future it'll be doable. It wont be 3 years but they're looking at it like streaming.

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Netflix movie buffs. On the bright side it looks like we've seen last of movies about the woes of kids learning how to be wizards in wizard schools. Does Wednesday count? Sorry. Yeah. It does.

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Wednesday at least has some social commentary in the story and side-plots.

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I for one would be more than happy to turn my job over to the robots, and let me take over assembling cars and mowing lawns and saying “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!!”

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I"m an admin at a website (trivia games) where most of our content is user submitted. We experimented with AI and found that while the quality of the prose was about as good as our mediocre authors and better than our poor ones (because at least the grammar and spelling was OK), the factual content was totally unreliable. It was just making shit up.

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AI does not have any concept of true or false.

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"who the hell wants to watch a movie written by a robot?"

A movie written by current level AI would be amazing to watch. A beautiful disaster of the truly bizarre.

More than one? No thanks.

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writers shouldn’t be the only ones concerned w/ AI … i saw ‘’Looker’’ many years ago where the concept of deep fakes was explored …

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This is an important point. Tina Fey wrote an episode of 30 Rock where there’s a movie poster that reads at the bottom “Written by no one.” Even Aaron Sorkin did a cameo to talk about the subject as he and Liz Lemon are trying to get a gig with an Elmo-type mega-producer.

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There’s a reason selling the fiction of “right to work” has been a tentpole of right wing ideology ever since conservatives took over the Republican Party.

Strikes work

And they know it.

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"who the hell wants to watch a movie written by a robot?"

You just wait till I get my pornbot movie studio set up, meatbag! You'll see.

-Bender

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"who the hell wants to watch a movie written by a robot?"

Other robots?

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Cylons.

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That almost explains the typical movie-watching public.

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Maybe if we can distract all the bots with bot flicks, they’ll stop spreading nonsense on the internet!

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This really highlights how incredibly important government policy is in helping our hurting union negotiations. For decades union membership has fallen but part of that can be laid squarely at the feet of union busting laws past by republicans.

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