Will AI be the end of actors?

Computer graphics and machine learning mean that old actors need never die. Hollywood has resurrected Carrie Fisher, Oliver Reed, and many others post-mortem in order to finish movies. As the technology improves to replace actors, it may be that Hollywood won’t need new ones.

The shift started about 2 years ago with the rise of Lil Miquela. A purely AI creation, Lil Miquela is a digital fashion icon/model/robot. Since then, “her” instagram account has grown to a followership of over 1.5 million people. Her followers are not confused, they know she is fake. Yet follow they do…