A.I.

Pikachu in 1920s Tokyo images use A.I. to toss the Pokémon mascot 100 years into Japan’s past

It’s like Pikachu used some super effective time travel powers.

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Machine-learning A.I. used to try to skirt Japanese censorship laws.

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An A.I. program designed a katana, then a 15th-generation Japanese swordsmith made it【Photos】

Modern technology intertwines with 400 years of swordsmithing skills.

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Ferry takes trip halfway across Japan… without anyone steering it

Unmanned cargo ship travelled from Hokkaido to Ibaraki, and netizens have mixed feelings.

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A.I. Japanese bar Mama-san is ready to listen to your troubles at her virtual bar

Created through extensive interviews with a real-life Mama-san, A.I. Yoshiko is here for when you need a caring ear.

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Revolutionary new A.I. self-checkout system in Japan calculates all your items with one glance

Sayonara barcode scans! Now there’s a faster and easier way to shop in Japan.

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Chinese news agency unveils world’s first A.I. news presenters in jaw-dropping video clips

We would not blame you if you mistook them for real newscasters.

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Japanese gravure idols and CG schoolgirls named as Miss iD semifinalists for 2018【Video】

Shrine maiden cosplayers and a lifelike doll fashion model also on the list to be crowned “New Generation Girl” of the year.

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Japanese AI app features robot that can communicate like a “real girlfriend”

The Japanese smartphone application and artificial intelligence engine SELF, which features a highly-detailed female robot named Ai Furuse, has just added upgraded conversation functionality, promising, “communication close to that of a real girlfriend or partner.”

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