James Cameron, the acclaimed director and creator of the “Terminator” franchise, has announced that he is working on a new installment inspired by real artificial intelligence (AI). Cameron, speaking at the Dell Technologies World 2023 event, stated that he is holding off on completing the script until the direction of AI becomes clearer in the real world.
The most recent installment in the franchise, “Terminator: Dark Fate,” which was released in 2019, garnered a lackluster reception at the box office. Cameron is looking for new inspiration from the emergence of AI technology in our daily lives in an attempt to revitalize the brand. Cameron intends to make an engaging summer blockbuster that resonates with audiences by mixing real-world AI advancements such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and continuing conversations about the ramifications of AI.
Experts frequently draw parallels between the fictitious Skynet and the possible risks of future AI systems. However, today’s reality is far from the gloomy future depicted in the movies. For example, experimental AI programs aimed at “destroying humanity,” such as ChaosGPT, have failed to live up to their foreboding reputation.
Furthermore, researchers have criticized the franchise for its unrealistic portrayal of AI systems. To make the new “Terminator” installment more engaging, Cameron will have to delve deeper into the possibilities and challenges posed by AI, moving beyond simple conversations between humans and AI assistants.
While the famous face of the “Terminator” franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is unlikely to return for an AI-focused picture, Cameron remains devoted to explore new concepts and storylines. He recognizes the audience’s yearning for a fresh take on the series, as seen by Schwarzenegger’s recent comments to the Hollywood Reporter.
By drawing inspiration from real AI advancements and addressing the concerns and misconceptions surrounding the technology, James Cameron aims to breathe new life into the “Terminator” series. As fans eagerly await the next chapter, it is hoped that the fusion of science fiction and real-world AI developments will captivate audiences and reignite their interest in this iconic franchise.