On January 31, netflix japan An animated short film was released on their social network titled dog and boy, so far so good. however, It was seen as “an experimental attempt to help the anime industry, which is sorely lacking in manpower,” which angered hundreds of netizens.
This short film, barely 3 minutes long, follows a boy and his robotic dog, whose bond of friendship is affected by war. The story goes on and, at first glance, you can’t tell what the artificial intelligence did and what the humans behind the project did.
Netflix The credits state that the artificial intelligence only created the funds, though they went through human review. This is why the landscapes in the short film appear very different and play an important role in the plot, in particular, the passage of time and the seasons.
Ryotaro Makiharawho directed, storyboarded, created the original art, and served as art director for the project, said “By combining hand drawing tools and techniques, I realized that I could focus on what only humans could do and thus broaden my range of expression” (Via).
Hungarian He saw an opportunity to save time using this artificial intelligence, which can be considered one of the pros of this experiment (a very capitalistic thing, by the way). However, one of the cons would be the loss of a job for a human being.
“I know a lot of animators out there looking for jobs if you’re having a hard time finding them (are you looking hard?)”written by the user of Twitter @DJFreshUK Underneath the red stage post.
@daztoonsanother user of Twitter wrote: “‘Animator Shortage’ Means ‘Too Many Unions and Animators Want Living Wage’? Because I’ve never seen an entertainer position so flooded with applications.”
In short, we are barely getting to see what artificial intelligence is capable of in the audiovisual industry, But the question that remains and will remain is whether they will be able to convert us into activities that require something far more important than technology, the soul.