Big B scared of Artificial Intelligence, said: ‘Some day I will become unemployed…’ – Dainik Savera Times


New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is terrified of Artificial Intelligence (AI). She said on the sets of KBC that she is afraid of being replaced in the future because of this, as this has already started happening in films. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of machines to perform tasks typically associated with human intelligence, such as learning and problem solving.

In the 18th episode of the quiz-based reality show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ Season 15, host Amitabh Bachchan welcomed Chirag Agarwal, a second year B.Tech student from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on the hot seat. Chirag was asked a question worth Rs 2,000, which included Which word is also commonly used for writing computer programs?

The options given were – Coding, Hiving, Streaming and Clicking. The contestant gave the correct answer – Coding. The ‘Zanjeer’ fame actor said, ‘Code is a word used in computer programming. It gives step-by-step instructions to the computer about what to do. You must have seen that Artificial Intelligence has spread all over the world. Are you learning about Artificial Intelligence in college?’

The contestant replied, ‘Sir, many of our courses are related to Artificial Intelligence. We also study AI. I have a question for you regarding AI. Sir, when AI was created everyone wondered whether it would be the first to take away workers’ jobs. But, now we are seeing AI taking over jobs like more creative writing.

After this Chirag asked the artist, ‘I am sitting in front of you now, I consider myself very lucky. But, some day in the future you may be late for the shoot. They can send a virtual hologram of you and we can interact with it.” To this Big B jokingly replied, “Let me tell you one thing, you are talking to a hologram right now.”

The 80-year-old actor further said, ‘I am not smart enough to understand all this. But, yes, I have heard many such examples. And, it scares me, one day, they might take my place. This is already happening in films. He said that I was made to sit in a room and there were 40-45 cameras taking pictures simultaneously. It goes off all the way around, and then they ask me to go around clockwise and anti clockwise. They ask us to change our facial expressions. When I ask them why, they say there is a need and they never tell me why.’

He further added, ‘Later I came to know that using AI they will place it anywhere. Even though I haven’t shot for it, it still looks like I have shot for it. But, I am worried. They may replace me some day and I will be unemployed. If this happens in future then please save me. We hardly get jobs in our area and when we get something to do, we are happy.”Kaun Banega Crorepati 15’ airs on Sony.

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