Multimedia Artists and Animators

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Will "Multimedia Artists and Animators" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 25% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

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or 1.5% probability of automation

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by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $31.39 hourly

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as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 72 out of 706

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Job description

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

SOC Code: 27-1014

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handrian Kusnadi (Highly likely) says
surely the animation work will be replaced by robot technology
Dec 06, 2019 at 10:21 AM
Sadie (No chance) says
To be an animator is like to be full of emotion like the art itself is telling you about the creator and his/her way of life.
Nov 24, 2019 at 05:46 PM
Apocalypse Angel says
The process by which artists produce their work is going to be increasingly reliant on shortcuts. The jump from traditional to digital with things like the undo function was probably the first major example of this. In the near future, almost every part of the process will involve automatic generation, just because it will be multitudes faster and give you virtually similar results. The artists will become directors/programmers. Those who don't adapt will die out, unless you're a hobbyist of course.
Oct 16, 2019 at 04:46 PM
Pete says
This will not happen. AI tools will become available to offload animators from tedious tasks like rotoscoping and tracking, but appealing animation, specially caricatured and stylised animation, requires the animator to understand humour, feelings, pop culture references etc etc
Oct 10, 2019 at 08:50 PM
Vitty (Small chance) says
The art of storytelling and human imagination is something that could never be replaced by artificial intelligence, however the actual animation could be done by robots
Oct 04, 2019 at 10:49 AM
Mike (No chance) says
I believe AI's won't take over creating cartoons because computers tend to make circular square and rectangle figures. Where as by hand you can make as many unusual figures with infinite possibilities.
Sep 26, 2019 at 07:44 PM
Shawn (Could go either way) says
I think even if ai is destined to take a big chunk of animators jobs that is at least 20 years away from becoming a reality.
Sep 15, 2019 at 05:39 PM
Mira (Highly likely) says
Look, the ai is already making art. They're writing scripts. As they get better and better, they will learn to mimic human creativity, enhance it, and surpass us. I'm terrified of this future.
Jul 21, 2019 at 03:47 AM
Kevin H says
I think not. The art that AI made still need human's role. The currently existing AI arts are just a collage of picture being mashed together from a huge collection of neural dataset. Only a few may look good, and a lot are horrible fiasco. Can the AI imagine of what kind the picture want to be? the scene? the perspective and point of view? What kind of accessories and outfits they wanna make? Is it enjoyable and understandable by humans ? big NO.

Arts are made for other humans to enjoy, therefore AI can't completely portray or convey what the humans want to create from his/her imagination. Art can't be made just by clicking one "Make Me a Good Art" button. Artists are still needed to concept and retouch.

AI mostly will be used to help quicken the creative process, not completely replace artists.

EVEN IF the AI managed to do all of above, it will be in a far distant future. It would take decades to do so. There are many better things for AI developers to do rather than prioritizing on this multimedia field, such as medical field, transportation, etc.

In the end, all we want to do is work and collaborate together with AI to enhance and quicken our creative work.
Aug 09, 2019 at 05:59 AM
1 says
Art is about creative, sentient thinking, which artificial intelligence will never compete against the human mind in
Mar 30, 2019 at 12:38 AM
Stasik (No chance) says
It could only change the thing we claim worthly in art.
Apr 23, 2019 at 10:24 AM
STARFIGHTER7806 (No chance) says
I really hope they don't as this is my dream job
Aug 05, 2019 at 06:57 AM
Yeah same here
Nov 12, 2019 at 06:25 AM

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