Yep, that AI anime is as bad as everyone says

Still from an anime created using AI
(Image credit: Corridor Digital)

In the blink of an eye, AI art and illustration have gone from bizarre curiosity to a powerful, sometimes worrying force. With AI-generated images having fooled judges to win art and photo competitions, it seemed only a matter of time before the technology turned to video, and sure enough, it has.

An LA-based studio has just created what's probably the first anime film made using AI. That sounds like something of a landmark achievement, but for all the talk about democratising creativity, a lot of people aren't very impressed (see how to use DALL-E 2 for more on text-to-image generation).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.