Singing Android

I am fascinated with robots. One day, they could relieve us of most menial and dangerous labor and give us the freedom to dedicate more of our time to meaningful pursuits. In fact, in order to take care of the aging population in industrial countries, we might not have any other choice but to deploy robots in great numbers.

Japanese institutes and companies are making great strides in robotics and have taken the lead in android development. This video presents a Japanese android singer, along with a troupe of human performers.

The song is not just a recording. It is actually “sung” or synthesized by the machine, which could theoretically sing any song. Sure, the look and sound are not ready for Broadway just yet. But if this technology develops as fast as the automobile did since 1910, guess where we will be in 100 years!

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