Brian Contreras is a technology reporter with the Los Angeles Times. He covers artificial intelligence and has previously written about social media, influencers and tech regulation. He started with The Times in 2020 as an intern for the Washington bureau and has since worked for the Company Town team and now the Business desk. Before that, he reported for the Seattle Times, San Antonio Express-News, Chautauquan Daily and Stanford Daily.
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A few tumultuous days at OpenAI, the face of the booming AI industry, has kicked off intense interest among tech recruiters to snap up valuable talent.
Nov. 21, 2023
In Culver City, a gathering of indie filmmakers who used AI software to make short films takes place amid a broader Hollywood reckoning with automation.
Nov. 7, 2023
High-profile authors such as Douglas Preston, George R.R. Martin and Michael Connelly are suing tech companies, saying that generative artificial intelligence software is ripping off their copyrighted work. But the legal issues may be complicated.
Oct. 20, 2023
Following a media report detailing the scheme, Adam Aron — chief executive of the AMC theater company — said on the platform formerly known as Twitter that he was targeted by an extortionist.
Oct. 12, 2023
A discussion draft of a policy proposed by Sens. Chris Coons, Marsha Blackburn and others would, if made into law, offer a legal recourse for people “cloned” by artificial intelligence software without their consent.
Oct. 12, 2023
A team of Los Angeles Times journalists analyzed the Writers Guild of America’s contract with studios, marking it up line by line. See the most significant changes, the pivotal arguments and the key subtexts within this historic document.
Oct. 7, 2023
Acclaimed actor Tom Hanks warned fans that a dental plan being promoted with his likeness is using a fake AI double. His concerns come amid a wider pushback against AI by Hollywood’s actors, who are currently on strike.
Oct. 2, 2023
Concerns about AI were a sticking point in the now-ended writers’ strike. But equivalent issues could prove stickier for actors, who remain on strike.
Sept. 28, 2023