AI-Capable Robotic TV News Announcer to Go on Air in April in Japan

Published by , February 5, 2018 2:04 pm

(Sanvada) The first Japanese robot prepares to become the first AI capable TV news anchor. ‘Erica’, was created by Hiroshi Ishiguro, the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University. The robot resembles a young woman in her twenties and has been dubbed a 23-year-old apparently.
Ishiguro claimed they intended to replace one of the news anchors with the robot in April. However, additional details have not yet been revealed about the new job of the AI in Erica. He does admit he first tried to get her on air four years ago. Erica is not exactly a reporter, of course, so she will not be involved in the collection of news but rather her AI will be used to read news stories which have already been prepared.

Tags: , , ,