Human writers and actors went on strike earlier this year, partially in response to the risk that AI could replace them. In fact, I read an article in the latest Economist about how AI is already replacing animal actors.
For now, AI is mostly replacing exotic animals, like bears and lions. Their trainers are starting to retire and/or cut back the number of animals they work with.
Dogs and cats are slower to replace with AI, because people are more familiar with them and can still tell the difference. AI humans are even easier for audiences to detect–so far.
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