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It looks like the Writer's Guild strike has officially ended. That's great news for us as fans of movies & TV shows but it's also great news for people who create this entertainment for us. Based on reporting, it looks like they got what was deserved: higher pay, minimum staffing in writer's rooms, and more data on streaming. But most interesting is the AI portion.
With the new agreement, companies must disclose to writers if any material given to a writer has been generated by AI or incorporates AI-generated material. My understanding is that if content written by a WGA member is used to generate new content by an AI system, that writer will be compensated. To me, that's a fair balance. In practice it means that AI generated content is here to stay. I can't see how well it can work when it's nowhere near as good as a person with writing things. Entertainment's key to being good is establishing an emotional connection. AI has no soul and no capability of doing that.
However, I'm talking about 2023 technology and it is very possible generated content in 3, 5, or 7 years from now is indiscernible from human-written content. How the landscape of entertainment looks is anyone's guess. But at least those responsible for creating even a piece of it will get their piece of that money pie. And that's good news for everyone.
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