Japan’s new robot newscaster cruises the uncanny valley

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japan-kodomoroidRobots are all after our jobs! If you’re not convinced entirely yet, then Japan’s latest technological marvel just might. Japanese scientists have revealed to the public a new kind of eerily human-looking android that will be announcing news, arriving in real-time, in near pitch-perfect and fluent Japanese. That pitch, however, might be a bit too high even for Japanese newscaster … Continue reading

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