Japanese TV Station Launches First-Ever Android News Anchor

Japanese broadcaster Nippon has launched a news-broadcasting android named Erica Aoi to deliver the news using an advanced artificial speech system on several daily shows, telling reporters in a press conference that she is so realistic that she “appears to have a soul.” What do you think?

“I bet the teleprompter machine is really mad it got passed over for the spot.”

Annie Campos • Wishbone Splitter


“The thing I hated most about the news was its humanity.”

Tad Thornton • Vacuum Enthusiast

“She won me over with her folksy sign-off, ‘TERMINATE NEWS_READ ALGORITHM.’”

Clifford Perry • Shoe Rehabilitator