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How artificial intelligence figures in the Hollywood strikes

According to USC Annenberg’s Jonathan Taplin, a former film producer who wrote a book about artificial intelligence, the potential threat posed by technology is huge. “People worry, in the abstract, about AI replacing workers but here it is, it’s actually happening,” he said. “They don’t want to have to pay for extras anymore, so they could have a scene that has 5,000 AI extras in the background.”