Nicolas Cage Expresses Concerns Over AI in Hollywood

Nicolas Cage Expresses Concerns Over AI in Hollywood

In a candid interview, renowned actor Nicolas Cage opened up about his fears surrounding the increasing use of artificial intelligence in Hollywood.

His comments came after a brief interruption from his publicist, reminding him of an upcoming scan for a project.

“I have to slip out after this to go get a scan done for the show, and then also for the movie I’m doing after the show. Two scans in one day!” Cage said during his conversation with The New Yorker.

The scan, essential for Cage’s role in the forthcoming Spider-Man Noir live-action series, led him to humorously reflect on the digitalization process involved in modern filmmaking. “Well, they have to put me in a computer and match my eye color and change—I don’t know,” he joked.

Cage’s lighthearted tone quickly turned serious as he delved into his apprehensions about AI technology. “They’re just going to steal my body and do whatever they want with it via digital A.I. . . . God, I hope not A.I. I’m terrified of that. I’ve been very vocal about it,” he admitted.

The actor’s concerns extend beyond just the technical aspects of digital replication. He pondered the implications for the essence of artistic expression in the age of AI. “And it makes me wonder, you know, where will the truth of the artists end up? Is it going to be replaced? Is it going to be transmogrified? Where’s the heartbeat going to be?” Cage questioned.

He expressed a deep unease about the potential misuse of his likeness after his passing. “I mean, what are you going to do with my body and my face when I’m dead? I don’t want you to do anything with it!” Cage declared, highlighting the ethical and personal dilemmas posed by AI in the entertainment industry.

As AI technology continues to evolve, Cage’s fears resonate with a broader debate within Hollywood about the future of human creativity and the integrity of artistic work. His comments underscore a growing concern among artists and actors about their roles and rights in an increasingly digital world.