Interview with Nix about his PhD research on AI for comics and 2D animation movies
In this engaging article from De Tijd, the financial newspaper of Flanders, we delve into the fascinating journey of Nix, as he embarks on an innovative venture into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) in comics and animation. Once an electrical engineering graduate with a thesis on AI, Nix now returns to his first love, aiming to revolutionize the manual production process of comics and animations by incorporating AI technologies. With a substantial €500,000 backing from Studio 100, Standaard Uitgeverij, and the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Vlaio), Nix sets out to automate repetitive tasks in animation, making the creative process more efficient. From hand-drawing cartoons for newspapers to pioneering AI in creating and animating comics, Nix's story is a testament to the evolving landscape of art and technology, highlighting the potential for AI to enhance the artistic process without replacing the creative essence of the artist.