Hollywood’s strike battle over AI and 3D scanning has been decades in the making

Hollywood is in the midst of a significant battle over the use of AI and 3D scanning technology in filmmaking

– leading to strikes by major industry unions, WGA and SAG-AFTRA.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)

and major studios want broad licenses to utilize AI and 3D scanning,

– while writers and actors demand specific rules governing their use.

VentureBeat's analysis reveals that there is a crucial distinction between 3D scanning and AI.

– Many vendors offer one technology but not the other for filmmaking.

– The conflict centers on concerns about actors being replaced by 3D models and writers being replaced by AI-generated scripts.

Move.AI, an AI vendor, plans to launch a smartphone app for motion capture

– potentially reducing costs and complexity in creating 3D digital models.

– Digital Domain aims to use AI to create fully digital human avatars powered by AI chatbots, demonstrating the intersection of AI and 3D scanning.