Welcome to Web Series World News, where we as a community discuss current events in the digital and TV worlds! Today’s topic:
The Android Apocalypse
Tokyo is now the first place in the world to employ a robot news anchor, Erica Aoi. There’s not much else to say but please read the linked article and rate your fear about the upcoming robot apocalypse on a scale from “there’s no way we can create truly sentient life” to “it’s already happened but our hubris has kept us from noticing.”
Also, based on the way in which the robot anchor was developed (from the article- acquiring exquisite Japanese language skills, multilingual communication with people around the world, collecting and analyzing vast amounts of information within a short timeframe, and working nonstop for 24 hours), what would you have an android crew member do for your film projects?