What if ChatGPT writes the new season of House of the Dragon, the last of Stranger Things, or even an entire series soon? In the United States, this situation close to a dystopian Westworld pitch could soon be democratized under the impetus of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the largest union of American screenwriters. Indeed, according to a recent press release from its members quoted by Variety, the WGA proposes to authorize the employment and the assistance of an artificial intelligence in the writing of scripts, as long as it does not affect the copyrights and therefore the legitimacy and the remuneration of the screenwriters.See also on KonbiniIn fact, the Writers Guild of America intends to regulate as soon as possible the exponential opportunities offered by AI after the concerns of several authors and autrices, who fear losing their jobs because of technology. In itself, the WGA would authorize the use of conversational agent managed by an AI like ChatGPT to accompany them in the writing of a scenario, without losing the copyright on the parts which have been completed or even rewritten by artificial intelligence. The latter would then be considered as a tool, in the same way as a computer keyboard, a pen or word processing software like Word, and not as a virtual screenwriter. On the other hand, the WGA refuses, for the moment , that entire scripts are entirely written by an AI. For those who have the ref, we are not yet facing the Rehoboam of Westworld, phew. In France, the unions, such as the French Guild of Screenwriters, have not yet taken the floor on these questions but it should happen quickly. Finally, in the US, AIs have already been used on television and in particular in game shows like Jeopardy!, to help write questions for candidates. When will the Oscar for Best Screenplay be awarded to an AI?
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