Ever wonder why Artificial Intelligence is everywhere these days? The reason is that it serves as a smart assistant, leading to exciting new possibilities in many fields! New, advanced AI technologies are changing everything, and movies and TV are no exception.

Netflix (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Netflix (Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

Some worry that these advanced computer programs will take over and churn out the boring, uninspired content. However, Ted Sarandos, CEO of streaming giant Netflix, doesn’t see it that way. He thinks this new tech will actually be a super helpful tool for creative minds and not become their replacement.

Netflix Boss Believes Artificial Intelligence is the Next Big Tool for Entertainment

Ted Sarandos
Ted Sarandos (Credits: Wikimedia Commons/Dr. Biplab Bhawal)

In an interview with New York Times, Netflix’s CEO, Ted Sarandos, said AI is a natural advancement of things that are happening in the creative space today. He continued:

Volume stages did not displace on-location shooting. Writers, directors, editors will use A.I. as a tool to do their jobs better and to do things more efficiently and more effectively. And in the best case, to put things onscreen that would be impossible to do.

The 59-year-old added:

Think about this gigantic leap from hand-drawn animation to computer-generated animation, and look how many more people animation employs today than it used to. Remember how everybody fought home video? For several decades, the studios wouldn’t license movies to television. So every advancement in technology in entertainment has been fought and then ultimately has turned out to grow the business. I don’t know that this would be any different.

Here Sarandos said AI isn’t here to steal the director’s chair. It’s more like a super assistant, taking care of the boring stuff so creative minds can focus on what they do best – telling stories that amaze us. Netflix’s boss agrees, saying AI is just the next cool tool in the entertainment biz.

Fans are Skeptical About Artificial Intelligence Replacing Human Creativity in Art

Ted Sarandos
Ted Sarandos (Image YouTube/New York Times Podcasts)

Not everyone is sold on AI’s artistic abilities. Some fans worry that AI-made art won’t be fresh or original, and might miss the feelings and human creativity that make art special. Others are even more concerned that these super-smart machines could eventually replace artists entirely, leaving no room for human creativity in the future. Check out some fan reactions:

Fancy new gadgets have always ruffled feathers in Hollywood, remember the concern about home videos killing movie theaters? In the end, those tapes just made the entertainment bigger for everyone. Netizens think that’s likely to happen again with AI. Sure, it might change how movies are made, but the future looks bright with even more exciting and diverse shows and films.

The future of entertainment is a mashup of human genius and artificial smarts. This promises to bring us even more fantastical tales presented in ways we haven’t even begun to dream of!

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