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Tim Burton Says AI Art Is Taking Away From His ‘Soul’


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Ever since the inception of artificial intelligence, there have been opposing viewpoints on whether the burgeoning technology adds to or detracts from human creativity. While it doesn’t seem that the debate will come to an end anytime soon, one famed creator has chimed in. As it turns out, famed director Tim Burton isn’t a big fan of image generators mimicking his distinct, goth-like style.

This viewpoint emerged in a recent interview with The Independent, in which Burton highlighted a BuzzFeed listicle that portrayed well-known Disney characters in his instantly recognizable art form.

The animator, who explained that he couldn’t “describe the feeling” of seeing his work imitated by machines, likened the experience to other cultures not liking having photographs taken because it feels as though they are “taking away your soul.”

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