Erica, the creepy robot that is so life-like she appears to 'have a soul', will replace a Japanese TV news anchor in April

Although she is unable to move her arms she can work out where sound is coming from and knows who is asking her a question

Very few details have been revealed about Erica’s new job, however Dr Ishiguro said she will use AI to read news put together by humans.

‘We’re going to replace one of the newscasters with the android,’ said Dr Ishiguro, who is director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University.

Dr Ishiguro says he has been trying to get his creation on air since 2014.
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