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Dean Cain Talks Interest In AI: ‘A Double-Edged Sword’

Dean Cain Talks Interest In AI: ‘A Double-Edged Sword’

By Movieguide® Contributor

While many actors in Hollywood are skeptical of AI in the entertainment industry, LOIS & CLARK star Dean Cain is curious about how it will develop and if it will ever be commonly used in the entertainment industry.

“AI is a weird thing,” Cain told Fox News Digital. “I look at someone like Elon Musk who know a lot more about it, and I think [there] would be some great uses for AI.”

The actor, however, who does not know much about the technology, is content with just playing around with the entry-level tools for now.

“I[‘ve] got to check it out at some point and be like, ‘I want to write a script about a guy on vacation in Spain who meets the love of his life, but they can’t speak to each other because [they] speak different languages. Go,’ and just see what it does. And if it writes a script in, you know, 12 seconds or something, it’ll blow my mind away,” he said.

Many of his peers do not share this experimental approach to AI, and the technology has played a major part in this year’s WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. While the issue was settled for the writers, who are now able to use the technology how they want without negative consequences, it remains a sticking point for the ongoing negotiations between SAG and AMPTP.

Many actors worry about the technology’s ability to recreate a person’s likeness and are concerned about future job security if using AI for that purpose becomes the industry standard.

“They’re just trying to be capitalist, in a sense, but they’re really exploiting people,” he told Newsmax previously of studios’ reported attempts to buy actors’ likenesses. “A hundred bucks for your likeness in perpetuity ain’t going to quite cut it. And I understand as a producer trying to make things work financially, but that’s out of control.”

“Smart devices, they can be great [but] it’s a double-edged sword,” Cain said, speaking to those worries. “I hope we use [AI] for good, not for bad, and that it just becomes a tool for positivity.

“I think it’s going to be[come] something,” he added. “I pray that [it] will be something that we can use to our advantage in a wonderful way.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the use of AI in entertainment:

Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda recently spoke out against AI recreations of her father that imitate his voice. 

On Sunday, she took to her Instagram stories to express her frustration with the technology.

“I am not an impartial voice in SAG’s fight against AI. I’ve witnessed for YEARS how many people want to train these models to create/recreate actors who cannot consent, like dad,” she shared.  

The use of AI in the entertainment industry played a large role in the WGA strike and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. 

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