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Technology, I swear. It never fails to surprise and scare me at the same time. Now that Daniel Craig is having his swan song in the Bond role this summer, lots of speculation has gone on as to who will be the next Bond. I know I've written a few related threads here myself asking the same question, but this takes the cake. A new AI software firm called Largo has predicted who will be the next Bond by forecasting who could outperform Craig (who is the highest grossing Bond of all time btw).
Largo created a "DNA footprint" of each actor which is comprised of over 1,000 on-screen character attributes. This is broken down by character type, story elements and cinematographic tones. The AI analyzed these attributes, including what the audience reaction would be by cross-comparing it all against historic films. It created a separate DNA footprint for Bond, and analyzed how it matched with the footprint of each actor. It then found that one actor had a 92.3% chance of surpassing Craig. And that actor was......... Henry Cavill.
I'm not surprised. Looking at the guy, I could totally see him in the suit with the tiny gun. But I'm like, "dude, you've already been Superman, what more do you want!?"
Anyhow, there you have it. Thoughts? Do you agree with the AI's choice, or is it mostly a novel idea?