Tim Burton Horrified by AI-Generated Art That Copies His Style

Soul Searching Someone got an AI art generator to crib Tim Burton’s instantly-recognizable style — and the famed gothy director himself is having none of it. In an interview with The Independent, Burton blasted BuzzFeed — which, we must remind you, has been suffering its own AI debacle in recent months — for its listicle depicting Disney characters in his signature style. “I can’t describe the feeling it gives you,” the filmmaker told the British newspaper of seeing his style mimicked by machines. “It reminded me of when other cultures say, ‘Don’t take my picture because it is taking away your soul.'” Burton’s comments are reminiscent of fellow creative Nick Cave, who has twice now taken to his blog to lambaste AI for stealing the soul from art — including his own. “What it does is it sucks something from you,” Burton explained. “It takes something from your soul or psyche; that is very disturbing, especially if it has to do with you. It’s like a robot taking your humanity, your soul.” Tim Burton says he saw a Buzzfeed article that used AI to combine his characters with Disney characters and it made him feel like his soul was taken “It’s like a robot taking your humanity" pic.twitter.com/uZRfBOfM2U — Culture Crave (@CultureCrave) September 10, 2023 Creative Types In the wide-ranging interview, which touched on everything from his late friend the actor Paul Ruebens to his “troubled relationship with Disney,” Burton said that for him, art has always been a “therapeutic thing,” suggesting…Tim Burton Horrified by AI-Generated Art That Copies His Style

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