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Infotainment July 19, 2023

Director Chris Nolan warns of AI reaching its ‘Oppenheimer moment’ and advocates for ‘accountability’

Renowned Hollywood director Christopher Nolan has expressed deep concerns about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), calling it “terrifying.” During a panel discussion in New York, Nolan highlighted the potential dangers of AI, particularly its integration into defensive systems and nuclear weapons. He referred to conversations with leading AI researchers who consider the current state of AI development as their “Oppenheimer moment,” drawing parallels to the responsibilities faced by scientists involved in the creation of the atomic bomb. Nolan’s comments coincide with ongoing strikes in Hollywood, where concerns about unregulated AI use in the film industry have been raised.

The strikes, initiated by actors and screenwriters, seek not only to address pay issues but also to push for limitations on AI’s involvement in the writing process. Nolan made these remarks while attending a special screening session of his latest film, “Oppenheimer.” Oppenheimer is a biographical drama that stars Cillian Murphy as the titular J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is known as “the father of the atomic bomb,” and will be released in cinemas on July 21.


Source : CGTN

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