Sony Develops Anime Girl Narrators




Sony will soon be offering an “avatar agent service” where scripts for videos and the like can be converted into voice by way of a cute anime girl alongside the screen, letting content creators everywhere harness the power of cute 2D girls.

Sawamura Midori, the world’s first virtual news reader (as opposed to the first virtual YouTuber), will be voiced by established seiyuu Kotobuki Minako (known for her roles of K-ON’s Tsumugi and Hibike! Euphonium’s Asuka) and has had test runs all throughout July – Sony intends to target TV and radio stations with this unique text-to-speech (and text-to-anime-girl) service.

A video introducing and explaining the concept:

The service will also allow users to turn on subtitles, change the position of the 3D CG service girl and other miscellaneous functionalities for otaku to play with in order to maximize their intake of the cute anime girl on screen – though some will no doubt hope that other girls will be released in addition.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Everyone who thought a bit about technology could see this coming. Life will be no longer about work, because machines and programms will do that for us. And this is neither good nor bad. It's just the continuation of the growing automatism since Gutenberg printed the first bible. It's an unstoppable process and sooner or later each of us will have to deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh look, a futurist.

    But while I agree this will happen, it also means we have to rethink our whole economy model (as capitalism isn't really compatible) and this change will not happen without bloodshed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Capitalism didn't happen without bloodshed either...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:31 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So you think machines and programs will pay my rent? and for my food? because it is absolutely not the continuation of automatism. what Gutenberg did was fill in a gap, a need, this things are taking over the work of people, not filling gaps or needs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's filling the need of rich people to not have to pay poorer people to do work. Just because it doesn't fill a need, or want, of yours, doesn't mean it isn't filling someone else's need/want.

    Oh, and the rich are quite okay with all the rest of us dying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ami Yamato for seem great than A.I Channel

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, this is backed by Sony. Hence they have more budget than A.I. Channel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget Barbie

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This concept isn't new - in 2009, PS3 had the "Misato Katsuragi News Project" which was similar, and before that, in 2004, we had Ananova.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which was undoubtedly much more complicated than this newer project.
    I bet it´s much easier now to do it in "near" Realtime than it was a few Years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous

    soon real women will be completely replaced

    suck it, evolution

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    so looking forward to that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, there will still be some women around. I mean, some people still play vinyl records. There's always a retro market.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Think ahead, dude. Women will still exist in exactly the same numbers, but instead of getting pregnant and raising children they'll be running the governments and economies.
    In a few decades some country or other will perfect human cloning, and with their rapidly decaying reputation as unproductive brutes, demand for new males will plummet, leading to ever fewer men in society, whose wants will receive less and less attention from authority figures. Desperate, many will turn to rape or lash out through other crimes, hurting the male reputation even more.
    In the end, womankind will stop producing men as we know them, the Y chromosome will become a relic of the past, and men will be the ones replaced.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot the entire point that they are training sperm to replace eggs. As they say it's easier to teach and if they make it work as they want, two dues will be able to make babies easier than a woman. Hence women will serve no purpose. All was prophesied by that movie (1992)gay niggers from outer space.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:29 05/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    only a faggot would say that

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    Comment by SomeDuder
    22:11 04/08/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    So like the Vocaloid synthesizers, but shittier? Good job Sony.

    Like, why even bother at this point? The Vocaloid stuff has had much more development time by now, not to mention the recognizable characters.

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