Seth Rogen Thinks AI Can Only Write a Good TV Show if It’s on a Lot of Weed | “AI Writing Things Is Horrifying”
Artificial Intelligence has been advancing at an alarming pace lately. Not only is it capable of creating realistic images to fool millions of people on the internet but it has effectively replaced humans in certain job roles. Naturally, AI has become a matter of concern for those who earn their living through creative pursuits. In the wake of the Writers Guild of America strike, everyone from regular people to celebrities has opened up about their thoughts on the advancement of AI. Actor and comedian Seth Rogen has expressed his concerns about AI as well, and he still believes in the supremacy of human writers in Hollywood.
According to IndieWire, Rogen who is currently starring in the Apple TV+ sitcom, Platonic supported the WGA strike and said, "I think the prospect of Artificial Intelligence writing things is horrifying,” Rogen added, “and the fact that they seem to be digging in on [it] is more horrifying…You’d have to shove a lot of weed in that thing [for it to write good TV].” We are afraid AI could soon make a lot of jobs redundant for human workers, but Seth Rogen believes it's still far from affecting Hollywood in many aspects.
Rogen continued, “In general, the fact that these studios are able to kind of band together to drive down the wages of their workers is horrible. Thank god for labor unions. I think I’ve been in four unions for around 20 years. I’m always in favor of every strike that you can go on. Studios will never act fairly or equitably without being forced to.” We can agree that this is a valid concern after all. There has also been a dispute over streaming services as many writers are not getting a portion of the revenue when their shows move to platforms like Netflix or Disney+, per UNILAD.
The WGA strike and the rise of AI chatbots continue to stress human workers in several industries and lately, the strike has shut down the production of talk shows, movies and TV series. The Duffer Brothers also released a statement, saying: "Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out."
my favorite wga strike sign as of late pic.twitter.com/G7KWJQYMNl— james marsden’s agent (@jessicaaphan) May 7, 2023
The strike has been severe enough to cause the loss of $10 billion in a single day, and big studios witnessed a historic drop in their stocks. Even netizens have taken the opportunity to churn out memes in support of the WGA strike. So, we can definitely get behind the 41-year-old actor calling out the studios for the secrecy behind streaming platforms when it comes to viewership ratings during the red-carpet event of his new show. Now, let's hope AI doesn't try consuming weed so it can overpower the human mind.
The people on the wrong side of the WGA strike are so funny. It's like "Damn ya'll wanna be paid in money every time you work?!"— Rod (@rodimusprime) May 5, 2023
🤔 Sad that the entertainment biz is so shitty like that— LucidDreamer, MD (@nikabokah) May 12, 2023