Tom Hanks, who predicted the rise of AI in the film industry 20 years ago after working on the 2004 computer-animated movie “The Polar Express,” has stated that he intends to star in AI movies even after his death.
Tom Hanks says Artificial Intelligence is now so advanced he could be starring in new films when he is dead.
The double Oscar winner said Hollywood stars and their lawyers are scrambling to work out how to deal with the rise of technology which could see actors digitally recreated until kingdom come’.
Hanks, 66, said he predicted the rise of AI in the film industry 20 years ago.
When he was making 2004 computer-animated movie The Polar Express he realised there was a potential to digitally recreate actors on the big screen.
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But he said he could never have predicted how much of an impact it could have.
Hanks said actors and their representatives are trying to figure out the legal ramifications of digitally recreation.
Under current laws he could star in films from beyond the grave, as he told the Adam Buxton podcast: “This has always been lingering.
“The first time we did a movie that had a huge amount of our own data locked in a computer – literally what we looked like – was a movie called The Polar Express which we made back around the year 2000.
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