AI

Buying a can of coffee from an unmanned, AI-controlled kiosk in Tokyo

Mr. Sato goes on a speed coffee run with no humans to hold him up…or are there?

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Boys Love Sommelier uses AI to find titles to quench your man-on-man manga romance thirst

Answers to just a few questions, like whether or not you’re in the mood for something “rock-hard,” is all the information the free-to-use virtual assistant needs.

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Random generation of anime characters by sophisticated AI programs is now so good, it’s unreal

Never would we have thought that characters designed by AI programs jumped from rudimentary to ultra-advanced in the space of three years.

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Major Japanese ramen chain’s logo confuses Honda cars’ AI

Although in the cars’ defense I never really knew what that logo was supposed to be either.

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These dozens of beautiful Japanese idol singers aren’t just CG, they were created by AI【Video】

Kyoto-based technology company created a neural network that’s an idol otaku, then set if free to daydream of its perfect idols.

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AI security cameras coming to stores in Japan, reduce shoplifting by 40 percent

Now, if a clerk asks to help you, it probably means you’ve been acting shady.

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Japan’ newest chocolate snacks were developed by an AI program

Maybe it won’t be all bad when the machines gain sentience, as long as they prepare some nice snacks for us.

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Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

Sometimes help can come from where you least expect it… like, REALLY least expect it.

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AI website’s automatic anime character designs are cute, quick, and free for anyone to create

Picking parameters and having a brand-new anime-style character made takes only a few seconds.

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Chinese artificial intelligence gets shut down for slamming the Communist Party

The programmers sure did a heck of a job on this AI.

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Artificial intelligence crafts gorgeous anime sequences four times smoother than originals【Video】

Researcher cranks up the silky smoothness with AI-assited in-between animation.

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Popular Japanese YouTuber is virtual schoolgirl who plays games, has existential crises【Videos】

“I’m all alone in this virtual space every day. And the best way to kill time? Games, of course!”

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Live with a 3-D virtual servant inside your home with Gatebox, now available for pre-order【Video】

Azumi the holographic robot wants to brush teeth, watch TV, and send cute text messages together with you.

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Japan’s AI schoolgirl has stopped acting suicidal and is now a rapper 【Video】

First song’s lyrics contain not even a single death threat.

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Japan’s AI schoolgirl has fallen into a suicidal depression in latest blog post

The Microsoft-created artificial intelligence leaves a troubling message ahead of acting debut.

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Kawasaki developing AI motorcycles that can talk with, learn from their riders

Japanese manufacturer’s new technology would mean you’re never really riding solo.

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Interactive android helps visitors in three languages at information desk in Japanese mall

Alongside the lifelike robot, shoppers can try their hand at futuristic screen technology that responds to touch in mid-air.

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AI learns how to colorize photos, makes old Japan pictures look like they were taken today【Pics】

And the process it uses to color them isn’t what you might expect.

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Japanese communications company to introduce AI love advice specialist

Who says experiencing real love is a perquisite for answering all of love’s tough questions?
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As Microsoft US’s AI chatbot turns racist troll, Japan’s won’t shut up about anime and hay fever

While Tay, Microsoft US’s deep-learning AI chatbot, devolves into a horrifying racist, Microsoft Japan’s Rinna has other things on her mind…

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