Brian Cox Says AI Replacing Actors Is a “Human Rights Issue”

Cox Cage Although nobody’s rushing to replace Brian Cox’s gravelly voice or Shakespearean visage anytime soon, the Scottish “Succession” star is still looking out for the little guy in a recent interview where he trashed the use of AI in the TV and film industry. In a chat with England’s Sky News, Cox sounded off on the use of AI in Hollywood as the Screen Actors Guild strike over the issue nears its fourth month. Though he didn’t specify his exact worries, the British crown-honored thespian suggested that producers may take advantage of fledgling actors in contracts that sign away their rights to their likeness — the exact kind of thing SAG-AFTRA is looking to head off in its protracted disagreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). “The younger actors are put in a situation where they’re told they have to do this and they don’t, but they don’t know that at the time,” he said.  “It’s been pretty horrendous. And then the deal, you know, we give you $50 or £50 to have you in perpetuity well, basically, I’d have told them to fuck off.” Cox said that although his concerns about AI don’t exactly keep him up all night, he still wants the whole debacle “to be sorted.” “I think AI is a human rights issue,” the actor said. “It’s not just a union issue. It’s actually an identity theft. And it’s very, very prevalent at the moment.” Hairy Business This characteristically Coxian interview was…Brian Cox Says AI Replacing Actors Is a “Human Rights Issue”

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