Candace Cameron Bure Won’t Use AI in GAF Movies: ‘Frightening’

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Candace Cameron Bure Won’t Use AI in GAF Movies: ‘Frightening’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Candace Cameron Bure is sharing her thoughts about AI in the entertainment industry.

“I’ll be keeping my eye on [AI] for sure,” Bure told Fox News Digital. “I think it’s something that’s a little frightening to me… at the core of it. However, we are using wonderful writers to write our movies, and I have no intention of using or touching AI when it comes to our filmmaking and writing scripts.”

Along with being a veteran actress, Bure is the Chief Content Officer at Great American Family, whose family-friendly, uplifting content has made it TV’s fasting-growing network for over a year. Great American Family is broadcasting this year’s Movieguide® Awards Gala – hosted by Danica McKellar and Trevor Donovan – which airs March 7 (8 p.m. EST).

Bure’s aversion to using AI is shared by others who believe that humans produce better final products.

“I think AI has no place in Hollywood at all,” Justine Bateman said. “To me, tech should solve problems that humans have. Using ChatGPT or any… software that’s using AI to write screenplays, using that in place of a writer is not solving a problem.”

“We don’t have a lack of writers. We don’t have a lack of actors. We don’t have a lack of directors. We don’t have a lack of talented people,” Bateman continued.

Even within the art space – an area in which AI is more advanced – those in the industry believe humans still triumph over the technology.

“As an animation studio, I just think it’s important we protect the artists and the art form as long as we can,” said Sam Register, president of Warner Bros Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. “Because I think we should give jobs to people who really do that, and so they can get their entry-level experience.”

“Animation’s a visual medium. But, so far, I haven’t seen anything AI can do visually that an artist doesn’t do better currently,” Register added.

Nonetheless, many actors and writers in the industry remain worried about being replaced by AI in the future. During the strikes last year, AI was a major sticking point in negotiations. Even after major protections were secured, many were worried that not enough had been done to guarantee safety from replacement.

 The current rules stipulate that writers are allowed to use AI-generated materials as a resource without any detriment to their position, while actors must give informed consent for their likeness to be used when creating an AI-generated piece. Furthermore, neither position can be forced to work with AI against their will.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Nicholas Cage recently shared his thoughts on AI as the technology becomes more prevalent in movie making. 

“AI is a nightmare to me,” Cage said. “It’s inhumane. You can’t get more inhumane than artificial intelligence…I would be very unhappy if people were taking my art…and appropriating [it].”

He recently had a cameo in THE FLASH, which received a -2 content rating from Movieguide®. The actor revealed that the scene he was featured in on screen was completely different from what he filmed. 

“When I went to the picture, it was me fighting a giant spider,” Cage said. “I did not do that. That was not what I did. I don’t think it was [created by] AI. I know Tim [Burton] is upset about AI, as I am. It was CGI, OK, so that they could de-age me, and I’m fighting a spider. I didn’t do any of that, so I don’t know what happened there.”

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