Multimedia Artists and Animators


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

Totally Safe

or 1.5% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $31.39 hourly

People Employed


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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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

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