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Steven Spielberg gives his opinion on artificial intelligence

The acclaimed filmmaker behind the 2001 sci-fi film Artificial Intelligence has admitted he is afraid to leave the creation of artistic content such as books, music or films in the hands of AI.

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While Steven Spielberg is enthusiastic about the possibilities of new tools, delegating work to a machine goes beyond the equation.

The director of Indiana Jones has revealed in an interview that he enjoys art created by artificial intelligence, although a few seconds later he clarifies that he loves everything man-made.

"When a person uses digital tools as a means of self-expression and expressing something, it's fantastic," said Spielberg.

The director later states that the AI makes him "very nervous" as we give the computer autonomy over our point of view.

“It makes me very nervous because basically you are taking what you have made yourself, which is a computer, and giving it autonomy in terms of your point of view and yourself as a person,” he explains.

Spielberg mentions that morality is not considered when designing AI models: "It's just about climbing a mountain and reaching the top. And then look back and ask yourself: will this help humanity or will it default to what I have already created?"

The soul cannot be created by an AI algorithm, says Steven Spielberg.

The popularity of generative AI has skyrocketed over the past few months. While ChatGPT integrates into every possible application, Midjourney is positioning itself as an alternative to creating quality images with natural language instructions. However, Steven Spielberg, like other creatives in the industry, believes that an essential component is missing from the results.

"The soul is unimaginable. And it cannot be created by any algorithm. It's just something that exists in all of us. To lose it, because books, films and music are written by machines that we create, it scares me," the director admitted.

While filmmakers and artists argue about morality and possible limitations, AI continues to evolve by leaps and bounds. In the case of films, there is already an artificial intelligence capable of mimicking the style of famous directors like Quentin Tarantino or Guy Ritchie, or photography geniuses like Roger Deakins.