World's First Android Newscaster (Video)

According to this video, Japan has now introduced the first android newscaster, with perfect language skills and a sense of humor. The androids are apparently the work of Hiroshi Ishiguro, a well-known professor of robotics.


(First Android Newscaster From Japan video)

I can't find an exact match for a science-fictional anchor person, but In his excellent 1965 novel The Zap Gun, Philip K. Dick dealt with the subject of a robotic reporter and interviewer:

"Mr. Lars, sir."

"I'm afraid I only have a moment to talk to your viewers. Sorry." He started on, but the autonomic TV interviewer, camera in its hand, blocked his path. The metal smile of the creature glittered confidently...

"Look," he said, this time gently, as if the autonomic interviewer were really alive and not merely an arbitrarily endowed sentient concoction of the ingenuity of Wes-block technology of A.D. 2004...
(Read more about the autonomic interviewer)

Via Review Journal; check out these roving robotic reporters.

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