Who could be next James Bond? This AI might know
In a couple of months, Daniel Craig will be reprising the role of James Bond in Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time To Die. The flick will mark Craig's final outing as 007, following which another actor will take over the mantle of James Bond. Now, in a major development, an AI has predicted who might play the iconic British agent. Here's how.
As reported by The Next Web, AI software company Largo used its sophisticated algorithm to assess contenders with the potential to outperform Craig at the box office. For this, the system first created the 'DNA footprint' of each actor by defining their 1,000 on-screen attributes, including things like character types and cinematographic tones, and analyzing them using the audience's reaction to their movies.
The analysis of attributes in conjunction with audience response gave an idea of the strongest areas of performance of the actors. Then, the system compared the DNA footprint of each actor with that created for the character of James Bond and determined who would make an ideal match to play the role next time around.
Among all the British actors assessed, Henry Cavill, who played the Man of Steel, came out as the winner with a 92.3% chance of surpassing Craig at the box office. After him, it was Richard Armitage (92.0%), Idris Elba (90.9%), Charlie Hunnam (90.6%), Tom Hardy (88.3%), Sam Heughan (87.6%), and Richard Madden (86.7%). The last on the list was Aidan Turner (65.9%).
When the AI considered foreign and female actors for the role of Bond, it found some actors who could even beat Cavill at playing James Bond. The winners in this group were Kiwi star Karl Urban (96.7%), Chris Evans (93.9%), Gina Carano (97.3%), Katee Sackhoff (94.4%), Angelina Jolie (94.2%), Milla Jovovich (93.1%), and Carrie-Anne Moss (92.9%).