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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Three - 10 September 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Three - 10 September 2023 - Page 8

News in Brief

Iran to stage first play produced in collaboration with AI

Mehr – In an innovative development for the Iranian theater scene, ‘Antigone,’ the first-ever play in Iran produced in collaboration with artificial intelligence (AI), is set to go on stage in Tehran as of September 21.
The play’s poster, designed by Pedram Shahrabadi, was unveiled on Saturday.
The creators behind ‘Antigone’ used various aspects of AI in different elements of the production, effectively blending human intelligence with artificial intelligence throughout the work.
Directed by Mohammadreza Agaah, the cast of ‘Antigone’ includes Mahsa Jamshidi, Pedram Zamani, Parsa Sahraei, and Sajjad Mir.
‘Antigone’ follows ‘Woyzeck,’ making it the second joint work between Sajjad Afsharian and Mohammadreza Agaah in the field of theater.
A poignant excerpt from ‘Antigone’ reads, “When a law is broken… the gates of Greece are also broken… If your father were here today… he wouldn’t give you this permission.”
This innovative fusion of theater and AI technology promises to offer audiences a unique and thought-provoking theatrical experience, setting a guide for future creative collaborations in the Iranian arts.

Amazon to require authors to disclose use of AI material

AP – After months of complaints from the Authors Guild and other groups, started requiring writers who want to sell books through its e-book program to tell the company in advance that their work includes artificial intelligence material.
The Authors Guild praised the new regulations, which were posted Wednesday, as a “welcome first step” toward deterring the proliferation of computer-generated books on the online retailer’s site. Many writers feared computer-generated books could crowd out traditional works and would be unfair to consumers who didn’t know they were buying AI content.
In a statement posted on its website, the Guild expressed gratitude toward “the Amazon team for taking our concerns into account and enacting this important step toward ensuring transparency and accountability for AI-generated content.”
A passage posted this week on Amazon’s content guideline page said, “We define AI-generated content as text, images, or translations created by an AI-based tool.” Amazon is differentiating between AI-assisted content, which authors do not need to disclose, and AI-generated work.


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