Chatbots Flip the Script: For Screenwriters, AI’s Evolution Brings New Tools and New Fears

TV showrunners and film scribes may be keeping an open mind about growing tech like ChatGPT, but concerns about job loss and credit are already generating heated talk

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The rise of generative artificial intelligence software like ChatGPT, a chatbot that allows users to enter prompts to receive human-like text, has professional writers in many industries thinking hard about what will happen when this technology gets smart enough to write full articles, poems, essays and other forms of storytelling coherently.

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Jose Alejandro Bastidas

Jose Alejandro Bastidas is TheWrap's TV editor. Previously, he worked as assistant arts & entertainment editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. He also served as a staff writer at, based in Nashville, and as food reporter and digital producer at The Desert Sun (a Gannett publication) based in Palm Springs. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Umberto Gonzalez

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