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From airlines to Hollywood, workers are fighting to keep AI at bay

By Pranshu Verma and Gerrit De Vynck

08 Jun 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. Hollywood directors have struck a tentative agreement with motion picture studios, gaining promises that they "will not be replaced" by artificial intelligence.

Hollywood writers say ChatGPT can't create better television than humans. Radiologists are confident humans will want them, not artificial intelligence alone, to review patients' medical images. Pilots doubt people will ever feel comfortable with an algorithm flying a plane.

While artificial intelligence is rapidly improving and some economists predict the technology will put millions of workers out of jobs, labor unions are fighting against it. In bargaining sessions, AI is increasingly becoming a central sticking point, with organizers making the case that companies are shortsighted to replace knowledge workers with technology that can't match human creativity and is riddled with errors and bias.

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