Would you like to have an own anime-styled companion AI at home? Japanese company Gatebox has been working on a digital wife for lonely people. Whether one might find that awkward or not, the technology of their “virtual home robot” named “Azuma Hikari” is interesting, to say the least. If it helps someone to feel better in their lives, why not? This is the objective of technology to begin with. The product costs 298,000 Yen (without taxes), which means about $2600. They are selling 300 units from December 14th, 2016 to January 31st, 2017.
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