Besides, if you'd be involved in project budgeting you would be aware that the costs are growing and using cheap alternatives is inevitable. This is the business. first of all.
If you hate people that can make your life easier and see the threat in everything related to AI then you can hardly call yourself an artist. Rather than a kid who likes to be in a comfort zone.
This is sad only for cheap projects and artists having no desire to grow. This technology in particular will make life easier for those who often use photostock services.
Animex 2012: Ken Wong's 'Art Direction in Wonderland' Part 6 6
In the last part of his talk “Alice: Madness Returns” art director, Ken Wong, discusses the work on 2D cinematics of the game.