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Hollywood Writer Says AI Can’t Write Hit Movies

May 9th, 2023

Over the past few weeks, the Writer’s Guild Of America (WGA) has been on strike. They’ve been battling with the powers that be over their futures regarding the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Established screenwriter, Jim Herzfeld, famous for “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” had some choice words on whether or not AI can take his job in Hollywood. TMZ caught up with Herzfeld in the picket line and asked about his thoughts on AI infiltrating Hollywood and the rest of the writing industry. When asked on if there should be a hard stance within writer’s contracts Jim Herzfeld had this to say.

“No one has a crystal ball,” the writer began. “No one knows, so that’s why we have to have it in our contracts.” Jim Herzfeld mentioned that in ’07-’08 the WGA had to fight about their futures concerning the emergence of the internet. Later Herzfeld was asked on what the stance should be concerning AI and writers. However, he kept it brief saying that the terms were already laid out to the networks. “Anything that started with a writer that was then run through AI to be fleshed out or whatever, then we have to get credit for that.”

Jim Herzfeld Sounds Off On AI’s In Hollywood

The Hollywood writers’ strike broke out this week over pay, but the refusal of studios like Netflix and Disney to rule out artificial intelligence replacing human scribes in the future has only fueled anger and fear on the picket lines. With their rapidly advancing ability to eerily mimic human conversation, AI programs like ChatGPT have spooked many industries recently. The White House this week summoned Big Tech to discuss the potential risks. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

While Jim was sharing his thoughts with the gossip blog, he sounded pretty confident about the safety of his job. Not only that he made note that simply prompting new writing AI ChatGPT could get the job done. However, he quickly said that it was never going to work. “You need a human to come up with the idea,” Jim Herzfeld told TMZ. He told the publication that AI isn’t developed enough to do what the thousands of writers that help produce our favorite movies and shows do.

Hopefully, the strike can come to an end soon and writers can come to a suitable agreement with the networks. Do you think AI will take over Hollywood? What will the future for writers look like down the road in all industries? Let the HNHH staff know what you think below!


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