After 148 days of strike, the WGA (Writers Guild of America) has reached a provisional agreement with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers). This agreement has 94 pages in which improvements in salaries, minimum number of screenwriters per project, and regulation of the use of artificial intelligence are collected.
Geoffrey Hinton (father of AI) said in May that he regretted his research. As you all know, Pandora's box (which was actually an amphora) cannot be closed. Their woes already roam their respects generating photos of minors in marbles, fake news, university work, criminal translations, and so on. The usual devils without the cumbersome effort of doing things for oneself.
AI, like all the evils of our time, will conquer us through comfort and pure bullshit. Everything deceptive, everything questionable, comes in seductive ways. Wouldn't it be faster to do that job with ChatGPT? Why don't you ask for a carton of milk to be brought to you by bike instead of going down to get it? What if you look at this notification? Don't feel like buying this product with one click? And we are so innocent that we go like Pinocchio to the Island of the Games.
Little by little we get entangled in that web that has made our lives an anguished wandering between screens. The difference between making life easier and making it meaningless begins to be small. Screenwriters and actors have realized in time that they can become expendable. They work in an industry that employs millions of people, and that generates tens of billions. And they have needed almost half a year to agree. Be careful, the neighbor's beards are already cut.
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