The renowned filmmaker stepped into an AI art discussion noting that he's not interested in an "illustration made by machines" and calling AI art "an insult to life itself."
The topic of AI-generated art has been widely discussed for quite some time now, especially lately, when a number of companies like Adobe, Shutterstock, and Microsoft started implementing AI into their platforms and services and when standalone apps that turn text into images are on the wave of enormous popularity.
Besides, people have started to research other capabilities of AI tools increasingly more and already found out that such tools are able to create lyrics, books, and even movie script outlines. All this led to a number of people whose work is related to art starting to worry that AI tools can replace artists at their jobs.
Several renowned artistic figures also took part in the speculation. Most recently, famous Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro shared his thoughts on AI art.
Speaking to Decider, the director noted that in his opinion, art is an "expression of the soul" which is why he is not "interested in an illustration made by machines." He also shared that if AI was used in film, it would be "an insult to life itself" quoting the phrase of renowned Japanese film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki.
"I think that art is an expression of the soul. At its best, it is encompassing everything you are. Therefore, I consume, and love, art made by humans. I am completely moved by that. I am not interested in an illustration made by machines and the extrapolation of information," del Toro said.
The filmmaker also mentioned great artists, including Miyazaki and the English comic book artist and illustrator Dave McKean, who also believe that AI can only "interpolate information", but "can never capture a feeling."
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