Hayao Miyazaki Offers Some Blunt Talk On Artificial Intelligence

Whether it’s technology, colleges, even college’s children, Hayao Miyazaki has a history of blunt comments. You might remember his famous zingers about iPads and otaku. Last month, he was on Japan’s national public broadcasting station’s  50-minute special documentary program “Owaranai Hito (NeverEnding Man) Miyazaki Hayao.” This focused on the production process of his first CG short “Kemushi no Boro” (Boro the Caterpillar), and you might remember that it made news concerning plans for a hand-drawn feature. Well, this week, some of its comments concerning AI raised eyebrows.




Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.