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Tom Hanks talks about the impact of AI on the film industry
May 17, 2023
Tom Hanks deeply appreciates the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI). With a career spanning decades and a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of film production, the iconic actor shared his thoughts on the rapidly evolving technology.
Tom Hanks reflects on the impact of AI on the film industry and actors’ deals
On a recent episode of “The Adam Buxton Podcast,” he delved into an interesting discussion about the future of filmmaking and the changing role of artificial intelligence in the industry. The “Forrest Gump” actor singled out “The Polar Express” as a pivotal moment for MI.
He said that during this period, a significant part of the data, including its appearance, was digitally captured and integrated into the film. The two-time Oscar winner told the presenter:
“We saw this coming. We’ve seen how we’re going to have this ability to take zeros and ones into a computer and turn them into faces and characters. It has only grown billions since then, and we see it everywhere.”
During the conversation, the 66-year-old went on to discuss the implications of this technological shift, emphasizing its inevitable impact on actors’ contracts. It revealed the ongoing debates between industry guilds, agencies and legal firms about the legal ramifications of using actors’ faces and voices as intellectual property. The star of Philadelphia he explained further:
“Right now it’s a bona fide possibility that if I wanted to, I could get together and present a series of seven movies that I’d be in and I’d be 32 years old between now and the coming of the kingdom.”
Hanks delved deeper into the effects of artificial intelligence and deep fake technology on the entertainment industry, acknowledging that these developments would allow anyone to recreate themselves at any age, even after death.
He mused that his performances could go on indefinitely, with a level of authenticity that would make it difficult to tell the difference between AI-generated content and actual presence.
The two men wondered if the audience could tell the difference between a real Tom Hanks performance and one generated by artificial intelligence. The “A League of Your Own” star believed that while some individuals would no doubt be able to tell the difference, the crucial question was whether or not they would care. He emphasized:
“There are people who don’t care about it, and it’s not going to define it.”
The author and Robin Wright are determined to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing world of technology to explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence in an upcoming project. Reuniting with “Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis, the actors go through an aging process for the film adaptation of Richard McGuire’s “Here.”
The ‘Catch me If You Can’ star joins the conversation about nepotism in Hollywood
The award-winning actor joined the conversation about nepotism in the film industry. While nepotism has always been talked about, The Blast he noted that New York Magazine’s investigation of “nepo babies” brought him back to the fore.
In an interview with The Sun, he added his opinion to highlight the challenges facing the industry. It will be worth noting that her two older children, Elizabeth and Colin, have featured prominently in several of her films, with Colin receiving recognition and praise for his performance.
His other children, Chet and Truman, are also in the entertainment industry, with the latter appearing alongside Hanks in “A Man Called Otto.” In a candid statement, he explained his position on the matter and stated:
“Look, this is a family business.” We’ve been doing this forever. All our children grew up in it. If we were a plumbing business or if we ran a flower shop down the street, the whole family would schedule at some point, even if it was just stock at the end of the year. the year.”
However, he emphasized that regardless of a famous last name or industry connections, the key to success lies in the effort and dedication you put into your craft.
The Primetime Emmy winner also emphasized that the focus of any creative activity or storytelling should be to provide an authentic and compelling experience for the audience, regardless of any family background or heritage.