I appreciate his viewpoint and the depth of his experience, but I think Miyazaki is being too narrow-minded about this. The technology is only in a nascent stage at this point, and its potential applications are immense. The possible uses are far more complex and varied than simply "replace human animators with computers." Instead of hemming and hawing about whether or not AI will replace artists, animators should be developing new ways to use it as a tool and work collaboratively with it.
Soon we'll need camps to teach people to communicate without cell phones or computer, one-to-one with human interaction, painting rocks in blue and red, make your own salad and eat meals without phones, no technology... Oh, wait?! it already exist?!?! https://campgrounded.org/
Pretty much this: https://images-cdn.moviepilot.com/images/c_scale,h_609,w_1125/t_mp_quality/clgqmcpi1wxb9fkcwseh/will-we-see-jeff-goldblum-appearing-as-dr-ian-malcolm-in-jurassic-world-2-657624.jpg
So after the guy answers, "We'd like to build a machine that can draw pictures like humans do." the question is, why? Why would you want to do that? And for someone like Miyazaki who has worked his whole life to draw well, to animate and bring those drawings to life and to celebrate a whole range of human experience and emotion and tell stories that connect people and let them experience and feel those emotions ... I mean, that's gotta feel like someone is saying to you, what you've done doesn't matter. We want to automate it so know one gets to live the life you've lived.
I feel bad for the Dwango guy. He should have presented it to Kojima not Miyazaki.