Artifical Intelligence has proven to be a divisive topic throughout the entertainment industry. Samuel L. Jackson recently said he’s been worried about AI for a long time, while Oppenheimer’s director, Christopher Nolan, believes AI can be a powerful visual effects tool if used properly. Artificial intelligence is also a topic of contention in the ongoing Writers Guild of America, with union members calling for better job security as concerns grow about AI being used in writers’ rooms. Whether AI is really a cause for concern depends on who’s asked, and if you’re asking Guillermo del Toro, he’ll tell you he has bigger concerns.
During a talk at the Portland Museum of Art (via IndieWire), File binocchiThe director referred to the fear of AI when asked how he felt about the current state of creativity:
“I’m still excited but skeptical, which means I know we’re an awful human race, but we’re doing amazing things, and a lot of amazing people. What brings me hope and makes me think it’s worth it? The next generation because we’ve no doubt tapped into it… In that hope, It can only come with your full support.When I see people who are fearless,I get inspired and I love that,I love the possibilities when people are talking about them now,how awesome the whole thing is,and [how] People are afraid of artificial intelligence.. I’m not afraid of artificial intelligence, I’m afraid of natural stupidity. Any intelligence in this world is artificial. When I look at the people coming into the art scene and how despite all the things that are hardships and all the things that stand in their way, they love art, and that makes my soul sing.”
It currently houses the Portland Museum of Art Guillermo del Toro: Crafting PinocchioAn immersive exhibition that guides attendees through del Toro’s creation process.
Guillermo del Toro on rejection
Speaking at the Portland Museum of Art, the award-winning filmmaker also opened up about dealing with rejection, noting that five of his projects have been rejected by studios this year.
But we keep moving forward. With ShadowMachine Mark [Gustafson, co-director of Pinocchio]Everyone, when we were engaged with Pinocchio, you had no idea how we were involved in meeting after meeting after meeting, hearing “no” … If you had the conviction that it had to be done, then “no” is a “yes” waiting It happens, and you just have to say, well, your loss. You literally have to believe it. You should not question your material. You shouldn’t say, “What am I doing wrong?”
Del Toro’s next project is a stop-motion animation adaptation of Buried Giant. The upcoming Netflix feature is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name that follows an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, who live in a time when no one can retain long-term memories. The two blurryly remember that they have a son, so they embark on a journey to find him. Del Toro said that while he continues to work on the next film, he watches three films a day for inspiration.
Through his illustrious career, del Toro has received three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy Award. His notable works include English language films such as Hellboy and its complement, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Shape of Water, Nightmare AlleyAnd Pinocchioand films in Spanish incl Pan’s Labyrinth And Chronos. In the year 2022, del Toro created the Guillermo del Toro’s intriguing cabinetan anthology horror series on Netflix.