AI ‘boy’ granted residency in central Tokyo

An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old boy.

Sooner or later, these entities will be given rights. We are witnessing the birth of a new class of citizens. William Gibson’s Neuromancer was a few decades ahead of its time (he’s Canadian you know).

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    In Japan they have resisted bringing in mass immigration to replace their aging population. Instead they will develop androids and other artificial lifeforms as citizens. Japan is serious about automating their society.