Keanu Reeves isn’t just an action star — he’s a thinking man, too.
Famously one of the deepest and kindest dudes in Hollywood, it should come as no surprise that the 58-year-old Matrix and John Wick star has a predictably excellent take on the recent rise of artificial intelligence and deep fakes.
During a recent interview with Wired — in which he told the interviewer that he should be worried about his AI program taking his job within the next month — Reeves explained his issues with the sudden boom of the various technologies.
“I was trying to explain the plot of The Matrix to this 15-year-old once, and that the character I played was really fighting for what was real. And this young person was just like, ‘Who cares if it’s real?’” Reeves explained.
“People are growing up with these tools: We’re listening to music already that’s made by AI in the style of Nirvana, there’s NFT digital art. It’s cool, like, Look what the cute machines can make! But there’s a corporatocracy behind it that’s looking to control those things. Culturally, socially, we’re gonna be confronted by the value of real, or the nonvalue. And then what’s going to be pushed on us? What’s going to be presented to us?”
Luckily, we should be hearing more from Reeves in the coming weeks as he ramps up the press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4, which will be hitting theaters in the United States on Friday, March 24.
In addition to Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 4 stars Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, and Clancy Brown.
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