Tyler Perry calls for AI regulation (despite using it for upcoming movies)

Tyler Perry
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Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has recently shared his concerns about the rapid advancement of AI, announcing a halt on the $800 million expansion at his Alanta-based movie studio. That's not to say that Perry is anti-AI, as he’s also shared that he's used the tool in recent productions to avoid laborious hours in the makeup chair. 

If you're familiar with the iconic filmography of Perry (such as Madea Goes to Jail and Boo! A Madea Halloween) then you'll know that transformative SFX are a huge part of his cinematic legacy. While AI's creativity is a mounting concern for creatives, it's clear that Perry feels disheartened by the technology but is keen to use it mindfully.

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.