Using artificial intelligence
When recently questioned by Decider regarding animation produced using artificial intelligence sources and robots, Guillermo del Toro repeated Hayao Miyazaki’s response, saying: “It’s an affront to life itself.” Pinocchio, a hand-crafted stop-motion movie that contrasts machine-generated animation, is the Netflix movie that Del Toro has been promoting in the media.
“I respect and enjoy human-made art,” said Del Toro. That nearly made me cry. “That pushed me to tears. Additionally, I have no interest in computer-generated images or data extrapolation. I spoke with the talented artist Dave McKean. His greatest wish, he told me, is that AI cannot create art.
The co-founder of Studio Ghibli with the same name spoke out against computer-generated animation in a viral clip from the 2016 documentary series “NHK Special: Hayao Miyazaki — The One Who Never Ends.”
When Miyazaki was shown an animation of an artificial intelligence-created creature that resembled a zombie, he said, “Whoever makes these things has no understanding of what agony is at all. I’m so completely repulsed. You are free to create creepy things if you truly want to. I have no desire to use this technology in my business. It, in my opinion, is an insult to life itself.
Miyazaki responded, “I feel like we are nearing the end of the days,” when told that one animator was striving to build a machine that “draws pictures like people do.” Humans are beginning to doubt our abilities.
Netflix is now streaming Del Toro
On December 13, Studio Ghibli said that “How Do You Live,” Miyazaki’s eagerly anticipated new film, will make its Japanese theatre debut on July 14, 2023. The film is Miyazaki’s first since “The Wind Rises” (2013). Meanwhile, Netflix is now streaming Del Toro’s “Pinocchio.”