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Newscasters beware- a Japanese news-reading android is coming for your job! Newscasters used to be serious journalists, but nowadays they’re typically little more than a talking head reading from a teleprompter, so it’s only natural that robots would be considered the next step in newscaster evolution.
This is the Kodomoroid- an android built by Japanese professor of robotics Hiroshi Ishiguro and arguably the world's first news-reading android. The Kodomoroid is currently gathering data in Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, where it hopefully will not discover artificial intelligence and gain sentience, or we're screwed!
Here's the robotics rebel posing next to his creation, which is pleasant looking enough not to scare away viewers, yet creepy enough to remind us that it's capable of singlehandedly becoming our robotic overlord:
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It's hard to tell whether he is immensely proud of his newscasting creation, or if he feels like he should apologize to all the human newscasters in the world for bringing about their end-of-days.
-Via Laughing Squid