Tom Hanks is without a doubt one of the most well-known and prominent actors in the business. Through his many years of outstanding work both on and off the set, he has built up a devoted fan following that is affected by the actors’ remarks. The actor’s list of accomplishments includes many wonderful honors, but an asteroid was also named in his honor because people were so taken with his performance in Apollo 13.

Back in May, Tom Hanks expressed his views on the subject of emerging AI technology and how it would impact their professions, saying that he thought AI might allow him to continue acting even after his death. However, the actor recently cautioned his followers against the use of AI. Let’s find out more.

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks warns fans about AI version of him

The Academy Award-winning actor, Tom Hanks took to his social media to share an AI-generated video of him that is being used for a dental plan circulating online and warned his fans that he never consented to the video. He wrote on his Instagram,

“BEWARE!! There’s a video out there promoting some dental plan with an AI version of me. I have nothing to do with it.”

This is not the first time Hanks has spoken about the use of AI, as back in May during an appearance on The Adam Buxton Podcast the actor addressed how the introduction of AI is going to affect the careers and lives of the artists. He said,

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Tom Hanks warns the audience about the use of an AI version of him

“Anybody can now recreate themselves at any age they are by way of AI or deep fake technology. I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on. Outside the understanding of AI and deepfake, there’ll be nothing to tell you that it’s not me and me alone. And it’s going to have some degree of lifelike quality. That’s certainly an artistic challenge, but it’s also a legal one.”

Tom Hanks had revealed at the time that all of the guilds, agencies, and legal firms were discussing the legal ramifications of their face and voice being used by these tools. The actor, however, did point out that without a doubt the audience can make out the real vs. the AI-created version of it, but the question remains, do they care?

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Tom Hanks isn’t the only one talking about the use of AI

In June, as per People, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger during an event An Evening With Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed that the AI world presented in his movie Terminator has now become a reality, adding,

“Today, everyone is frightened of it, of where this is going to go. And in this movie, in Terminator, we talk about the machines becoming self-aware, and they take over.”

The actor praised writer-director James Cameron, noting that it was he who had sort of predicted the future of AI, as in Terminator Arnold starred as a Cyborg assassin, given that at the time they had just scratched the surface of AI. He further said,

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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about Terminator world becoming reality

“Now, over the course of decades, it has become a reality. So it’s not any more fantasy or kind of futuristic. It is here today. And so this is the extraordinary writing of Jim Cameron.”

It should be noted here that the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, which has fortunately ended after 150 days, had taken up the issue of AI to the authorities, pointing out that the studios need to protect the writers against AI penning or rewriting the original scripts or being used as source material to adapt.

Now, according to THR, it has been known that writers cannot be required to use AI and the companies must disclose if they are giving writers any sort of AI-generated material.

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Tom Hanks’ return as Woody in Toy Story seemingly confirmed

Tom Hanks’ brother seemingly confirms his return to one of the fan-favorite characters, Woody, for the fifth installment of Toy Story. According to ScreenRant, Jim Hanks, who had previously filled in to voice Woody, was under the impression that Tom would hand him the character to voice, but maybe not, as he said,

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Tom Hanks likely to return as Woody in Toy Story 5

“I remember after four, granted this has changed now, but after four, I was having lunch with Tom, and we were talking about – he thought it was done, he said well, “Woody’s yours now.” “Oh? I guess it is, isn’t it? Okay.” Not so much… and he’s back!”

Tim Allen, who voices the character of Buzz in the movie, confirmed that he’d be back after the fifth installment of the movie was given a green signal. There is not much known about the movie as of now.

Source: THR, Instagram, Variety 

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