Could AI pen Casablanca? Screenwriters take aim at ChatGPT
- NEW YORK (AP) — When Greg Brockman, the president and co-founder of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, was recently extolling the capabilities of artificial intelligence, he turned to “Game of Thrones.”Imagine, he said, if you could use AI to rewrite the ending of that not-so-popular finale.
- That could change.”AI chatbots, screenwriters say, could potentially be used to spit out a rough first draft with a few simple prompts (“a heist movie set in Beijing”).
- Maybe even put yourself into the show.“That is what entertainment will look like,” said Brockman.Not six months since the release of ChatGPT, generative artificial intelligence is already prompting widespread unease throughout Hollywood.
- Writers would then be hired, at a lower pay rate, to punch it up.Screenplays could also be slyly generated in the style of known writers.
- The results weren’t terrible, though they weren’t so funny, either.“Why have a robot write a script and try to interpret human feelings when we already have studio executives who can do that?” deadpanned Alda.Writers have long been among notoriously exploited talents in Hollywood.
- You won’t get anything close to “Casablanca” but the barest bones of a bad Liam Neeson thriller isn’t out of the question.The WGA’s basic agreement defines a writer as a “person” and only a human’s work can be copyrighted.
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