“In future, actors need not be creatures of flesh and blood, but could, like so many other things in an increasingly digitised world, exist as nothing more than long strings of 1s and 0s.”
Through the development of technology, AI can now take place of most of the jobs in the world. However, AI is controlled by a series of codes and data which human set into it. It cannot feel the emotions and love which are very abstract. This limits their abilities on creating. Actors need to be emotional. They need love, true feelings and natural responds to create the characters, in order to make people believe in these characters and be influenced or inspired by them. This is definitely not able for AI to do, unless it just copies the performance of previous actors and perform it again and again. In this situation, the audience will not be inspired by the characters, because they cannot feel the real emotions from the performance, but just a series of programmed repeated actions. Therefore, in my opinion, AI cannot immortalise actors, and we also shouldn’t encourage AI to do so. Similarly, some service also cannot be done by AI. For example, taking care of old people who have physical or mental issues, it needs love and warmth. Robots don’t know what love or warmth is, so the old people also will not feel these when the robots are doing service for them. Therefore, in this way, human can do service better than AI.