McCann Japan appoints world’s first AI creative director

Meet your new boss. McCann Erickson Japan is taking artificial intelligence to the next level, creating and appointing the world’s first robot creative director. The robot, called AI-CD β, will be assigned as a creative director to client accounts and will provide creative direction for commercials. It will also evaluate and gain learnings from results after commercials have aired to ensure it improves for future projects. AI-CD β will be attending McCann’s new employee welcoming ceremony on 1 April, along with 11, presumably human, college graduates. AI-CD β was developed through a new taskforce in the agency, McCann Millennials, a group of staff members born between 1980 and 2000 who apparently care not for the future of their own careers, or the possible rising of the machines à la The…


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