technology

Video shows off hundreds of beautiful AI-created anime girls in less than a minute【Video】

Powerhouse GAN demonstration even has tech giant Elon Musk applauding its awesomeness.

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Up-and-coming manzai comedian robots AIchan and GONta adorably work on their material

These plucky little bots use AI to generate comedy bits on the topic of your choice.

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This beautiful up-and-coming Japanese fashion model isn’t actually a person【Photos】

Say hi to imma, although she’ll never know your name since she’s a CG virtual model.

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Kyoto massage parlor would like to offer you a head rub on a self-driving tatami reed floor【Vid】

Company behind Tokyo’s steampunk massage parlor goes even more old-school with beautiful and relaxing innovation.

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Bring your 2-D waifu to life with world’s first life-sized “emotional” robotic figurine 【Video】

You’ll never be lonely with Kosaka by your side.

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Japan goes from capsule hotels to capsule offices with free Wi-Fi, device charging in Tokyo

Three of Tokyo’s most useful stations offer individual-size offices free of charge.

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Gamer in Japan turns the PlayStation Classic into a true, and awesome, portable system

Month-long modding project lets him go back to the 32-bit past on the go.

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New meets old while testing a Tesla in Kyoto in honor of Japan’s first Urban Superchargers

We get to take a Tesla Model S luxury EV for a spin around the historic capital of Japan.

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Revolutionary A.I. voice software produces incredible vocals that sound just like a real human

The day when human singers get replaced by A.I. inches that much closer.

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Anime-style magic circles summon vocabulary for you in this language-learning app from Japan【Vid】

Free app Spell Master turns you into a linguistic sorcerer.

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Fake idol neural network company explains its goals: “Humans and AIs creating together”

They aren’t just creating armies of fictional smiling girls for the fun of it!
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Fried chicken-cooking robot to start working at Japanese convenience store

Forget Gundam. This is Japan’s greatest robotic feat.

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Pager service is finally ending in Japan, but how many people still use them?

Country’s last-remaining pager company announces it’s shutting down its service, but users still have a couple more months to say their good-byes.

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Autonomous AI security robot spotted patrolling Tokyo train station【Photos】

Self-controlled robo guard scans for dangerous individuals and suspicious packages, would probably look adorable with a police officer’s uniform.

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Cafe opens in Tokyo staffed by robots controlled by paralyzed people

Dawn is an inspirational marriage of technology and humanity.

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Man in charge of cybersecurity for 2020 Olympics has never touched a computer

In other words, now’s probably a good time to get all that valuable data onto removable physical media.

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Robot omelet chef is kinda neat, but won’t be taking over the world any time soon, netizens say

It’s nice that it can make omelets by itself, but it’s certainly not a threat to human existence.

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We take a 100-yen MP3 player for a test drive, live to tell the tale

What’s the lowest you’ve ever paid for a piece of tech? Our Japanese-language reporter Seiji might have you beat.

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China planning on sending massive “artificial moon” into orbit in 2020 as a giant nightlight

If having one moon is good, then having two moons is twice as good, right?

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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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