Screenwriters approve of using bots to write scripts with credit given

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) recently presented a proposal to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) during a bargaining session. The proposal suggests a way to utilize AI tools in the writing process, while still allowing writers to receive credit for their contributions.

Under the proposed plan, AI-generated content would not be counted as “literary material” or “source material”, meaning it would not be credited to the writer. This would allow writers to adapt a script based on an AI-generated book and receive full credit, or refine an AI-generated script and receive full credit. Additionally, AI could be used to generate questions in game shows.

This proposal comes as part of the WGA’s efforts to regulate AI, amidst fears that it might replace knowledge workers in the future. It is not yet clear how the AMPTP will respond to the proposal, but the WGA hopes that it will open the door to a new way of using AI as a tool for writers.


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