S1 : E8 Agency leaders debate: Generative AI - fad or future?

Agency Leaders Debate and The Drum Network | Jun 29, 2023

In this episode, senior agency leaders explore the revolutionary impact of generative AI on creative industries: will they truly transform the way we work? Whether you're a skeptic or an evangelist, this debate will leave you with plenty of food for thought. Delve into the ethical and legal challenges surrounding generative AI and help to uncover whether this technology is ultimately helpful or hurtful to our industry.
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