Japan’s Android Newscaster Is More Lifelike Than Many Of Her Human Colleagues: Video

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.

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