You're as thought provoking as always.
Mass production has always made things faster, in larger volumes and taken the craftsmen out of the equation. Yet does the consumer really care in the end, as long as they get what they want? Seeing what some anime fans are attracted to, I even wonder if some people will pay large sums to see a concert of recorded music as long as there is an effigy of whatever idol has been created as the symbol of the AI that made it. I'm sure some show can be made on big screens to entertain the consumers.
There is a game called Atomic Heart that is currently gaining in popularity which has female robots in it. Everyone is waxing lyrical about these sexy robots. One wonders where we will be in the future. Will the next generation, knowing no different, even care about the human touch? 🤔