Rumour has it that Yezgeny Prigozhin’s final words as he plummeted to his death in a blazing inferno were, “Pay the writers, this strike must end”. I know, strange. Almost as strange as how many of Vladmir Putin’s erstwhile associates happen to die in plane crashes. Bet the pilot’s heart sank when he saw who he was flying. In the taxonomy of dangerous jobs, that’s right up there with being a chef for the Obama family.
But say what you will about the warlord (Prigozhin, not Obama), he was a man of principle. And one of those principles, apparently, was that writers, actors, and anyone involved in the creative arts should be properly compensated and protected from the existential threat of AI. Yet despite his wishes, it was announced this week that Warner Music would be making history by signing a record deal with Noonoouri, the first AI virtual singer and Instagram influencer.
Lil Yezzy would be rolling in his grave if his body hadn’t exploded upon impact. This best not get in the way of Taylor Swift making her next billion.Read Original Story