From the country that brought you Godzilla comes another terrifying beast — one that threatens to put some TV talent out of work. Meet Kodomodroid, billed as the world’s first android newscaster. She — after much debate, we went with that pronoun — was the star debutante at Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which is opening an exhibit on humanoid robotics. The eerily lifelike anchorbot will provide museum visitors with the news of the day. She can read in several languages and even gives voice to tweets, though with a decidedly creepy twist. Is the planet ready for Anchorman meets Westworld? While we schedule a meeting to pitch that at Fox, commenters are urged to leave their best headlines for the Roboprompter.
Japan’s Android Newscaster Is More Lifelike Than Many Of Her Human Colleagues: Video
For all of Deadline’s headlines, follow us @Deadline on Twitter
Sign up for Newsletters
Trending Now on Deadline
More From Team
- Emma Thompson Slings Meat Pies As 'Sweeney Todd' Launches Commercial Partnership With English National Opera
- Huayi Brothers Spending $130 Million To Start U.S. Subsidiary
- 11 Years Later, Feds Order CNN To Rehire Fired Union Workers
- Hot Trailer: Jason Schwartzman & Elisabeth Moss In 'Listen Up Philip'
- Chiké Okonkwo Set For 'Banshee' Arc; Scott Glenn Joins 'Marvel's Daredevil'
- UPDATE: FCC Weighs In On Local Broadcaster's Rescue Of Dodgers For Stretch Run