Sean Penn: Studios’ AI stance in Hollywood writers strike a ‘human obscenity’

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CANNES (Reuters) – Actor Sean Penn said on Friday he supported striking Hollywood writers and called studios’ rejection of their demand to restrict the use of artificial intelligence in writing scripts a “human obscenity”. “There are a lot of new concepts that are being tossed about, you know, including the use of AI,” Penn said at a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. “And this just strikes me as a kind of human obscenity, for there to be any pushback on that from the producers.” The dispute over AI is one of several issues that led Hollywood’s film and TV writers to go on strike ea…

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