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I think we’re going to see vast improvement of [the technology] we’ve seen so far. Holograms are going to get better. The train’s already left the station for a lot of [other] technologies.

Andy Stack

Arcturus Founder and President

Performers, in general, may not see [these changes] coming until it is already resolved and ready to go, and that’s one of the reasons why it’s important for SAG-AFTRA to be looking ahead at what is coming so we can be prepared.

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

SAG-AFTRA Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

This week’s episode, recorded at the 2nd Annual Labor Innovation and Technology Summit in Las Vegas, continues the conversation about the far-reaching presence and effects of modern-day technology on workers and labor unions. Joining hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White are SAG-AFTRA Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and Arcturus founder and President Andy Stack. Both Crabtree-Ireland and Stack were speakers at the summit panel Starring Digital Data and Artificial Intelligence – When Real and True Isn’t.

This episode explores the ways artificial intelligence technology is being used in music, films and motion capture as well as its potential uses in a not-so-distant future. With Crabtree-Ireland and Stack’s input, the conversations focus on the ways content creators, performing artists and labor union leaders alike can expect their work to be impacted, and what is needed to protect their rights now and into the future.

Check out our most recent episode with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler or listen to other podcast interviews with technology subject-matter experts here. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts or TuneIn.

The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

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