If you thought artificial intelligence (AI) was a scary concept, how about an AI ‘task force’? That is apparently what Disney has, employing the AI team with a rather intimidating name to cut costs and try to improve their position in the ever-evolving world of technology.
According to sources, The Walt Disney Company has found themselves in a position where they will be forced to use AI at a more advanced rate. The rising cost of productions is the reason for this. For example, their last two major films,
The Haunted Mansion
, had a budget of around $150 million. Meanwhile, Indiana jones and the dial of destiny, was pegged at around $300 million. Both movies used AI technology to de-age Harrison Ford. Both the WGA, and SAG-AFTRA, made AI a focus of their strikes. And who can blame them given what studios planned? Disney’s AI task force was launched before the WGA strike began in May. Imagineers created a fully-functional, free-walking Baby Groot that they wanted to interact with guests. It sounds cute, but we all know what happened in “Itchy and Scratchy Land”, an episode of The Simpsons . Imagine Baby Groot attacking you and your family with a machete. What do you think about Disney creating an AI taskforce? What do you think the company will be doing more often with this technology? Give us your takes in the comments section below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBfE_wDSaT8