How the latest Mission: Impossible movie SCARED American president Joe Biden
If President of the United States of America Joe Biden wasn't concerned about the emergence of Artificial Intelligence before watching Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One then he certainly is now.
The latest Mission: Impossible movie was released this past summer to critical acclaim. The plot surrounds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his gang of IMF agents who must travel around the globe to stop a mysterious AI known as 'The Entity'.
Though there are human villains in the movie, they are all apparently at the behest of The Entity itself - and this reportedly made Biden a bit nervous.
This week, Biden signed an executive order on Monday establishing new standards and security measures regarding artificial intelligence. According to Deputy White House Chief of Staff Bruce Reed, the President was “impressed and alarmed” after seeing “fake AI images of himself” and concerned about the “terrifying technology of voice cloning.”
Reed and Biden watched Dead Reckoning together, and the former told The Associated Press: “If he hadn’t already been concerned about what could go wrong with AI before that movie, he saw plenty more to worry about."
According to The White House, the new executive order “directs the most sweeping actions ever taken to protect Americans from the potential risks of AI systems,”
Dead Reckoning Part Two delayed
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two has been officially delayed until 2025.
A large portion of the movie has been filmed as it was produced back-to-back with Dead Reckoning Part One, but there was a break in production over the summer due to promotional activities for Part One.
Production was expected to recommence in 2023, but the writer strike and then actor strike have left the movie unfinished.
Interestingly, it has also been reported that the movie will receive a title change. It will still be a direct follow-up to Dead Reckoning Part One, but we might see another title replace 'Dead Reckoning'.