In the most recent episode of “The Adam Buxton Podcast,” 66-year-old Hollywood actor Tom Hanks claimed that “artificial intelligence technology” would allow him to continue acting in new films even after his death.
In order to promote his debut book, “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece,” the actor is currently doing so. During the podcast, he stated, “If I wanted to, I could get together and pitch a series of seven movies in which I would star and be 32 from now until the end of the world. That is a genuine possibility right now.”
“Anyone can now recreate themselves at any age through deep fake technology or AI; I could get hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but my performances can go on and on and on,” the Oscar-winning actor continued.
“There won’t be anything to indicate that it wasn’t created by him and himself alone, and it will likely have some lifelike qualities,” he said.
Mr. Buxton said in the podcast that listeners would be able to tell the difference between the AI Hanks and the real one.
Even though Mr. Hanks acknowledged that an AI version of himself would not be able to perform as well as he does now,
He continued by saying that this has been present for a long time. The Polar Express was the first film that Mr. Hanks and I worked on that contained a sizable amount of our own data that had been locked away in a computer, effectively making us look like ourselves.
He added that the topic of shielding actors from the effects of technology is currently being discussed within the industry.
The most recent Indiana Jones movie, for which Harrison Ford, 80, was de-aged for the opening scene, used similar technology. In 1944, a fictional Indiana Jones was fabricated by the filmmakers.
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