Netflix is hiring a $900,000 AI manager amid actors and writers strike
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Netflix is hiring a $900,000 AI manager amid actors and writers strike

Amid the ever-ongoing Hollywood writers’ and actors’ strikes, streaming giant Netflix, one of the main targets of the strikes, is adding insult to injury by posting an advert for an AI writing manager with a hefty income.

Netflix has recently released a job vacancy for a machine learning platform product manager with an annual salary of between $300,000 and $900,000. Meanwhile, several actors are protesting over their $200 per day income.

There has been much debate over the role that AI will play in the future of entertainment, both from a writing and an acting perspective, and this new job listing will do little to ease the anxieties of those in such professions.

The advert states that AI will be used to generate “great content” as well as create new algorithms to specifically target Netflix subscribers. Netflix is looking to incorporate AI into “all areas of the business”, including writing and acting.

The aim of this most into AI technology is to “optimize the production of original movies and TV shows.” The streaming company are also looking to hire a technical director for AI in its new gaming studio with a salary of $650,000.

The move into AI has already come to fruition at Netflix. They’re currently showing a Spanish dating reality show called Deep Fake Love that uses AI scans of participants’ faces to create ‘deepfake’ versions of themselves whilst also using AI software to write story arcs and narratives.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers recently offered actors a one-time $200-day rate to get scanned for AI use until the end of time without further consent. The actors rejected the proposal.

So far, we’ve only seen a glimpse at the Spanish version of Deep Fake Love, titled Falso Amor, take a look at the trailer below.