Amazon is accused of using Artificial Intelligence in one of its latest movies

Road House arrives with controversy.

Amazon is accused of using Artificial Intelligence in one of its latest movies
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

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The debate surrounding Artificial Intelligence applied in art is becoming increasingly intense. Artists deny its ethics and accuse it of taking jobs and even stealing their own art. Even screenwriters are at war against it, going so far as to form a union to limit its use by American producers.

However, it is a tool that platforms will obviously take advantage of, and the latest one to have a controversy with it has been Amazon. The controversy arises from accusations that the company has used Artificial Intelligence to write the script for its upcoming movie: Road House. But what exactly happened?

Has Amazon used Artificial Intelligence for its scripts?

Road House is the remake of the successful 1989 film starring Patrick Swayze, this time with Jake Gyllenhaal as the protagonist. The film aims to be a new version of the classic, adapting to the modern times, and everything seemed to be going well… until the writer of the original script went to war.

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R. Lance Hill, writer of the original Road House, has sued Amazon claiming that they violated the writers’ strike laws that took place last year. He has alleged that the company used an AI algorithm to generate the movie script instead of waiting for human writers to return to finish the job.

According to Hill, this action constitutes a violation of copyright and attacks the creative and artistic contribution of film professionals. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but everything seems to indicate that Hill has reasons to confirm his argument, so Amazon could soon find itself in a predicament.

Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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