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Who Has Time To Watch All That AI Can Create?

New technologies put deceased icons in direct competition with current actors and entertainers

The 170,000 actors who piled into the Hollywood Writers’ Strike earlier this year probably tipped the balance in favor of the 11,500 writers. Hollywood couldn’t do without that big a hunk of its creative talent for long. And the actors, as they doubtless foresaw, may be more vulnerable than the writers. Consider, for example: ● James Dean (1931-1955), who died in a car accident — after only three movies — will reportedly star in a new film, Back to Eden — as a digital clone: The digital cloning of Dean also represents a significant shift in what is possible. Not only will his AI avatar be able to play a flat-screen role in Back to Eden and a series of Read More ›