January 13, 2020
This is a really crappy rip-off.
Why can’t we just get the normal anime girl in a jar?
This is way better than a girlfriend, and unlike a sex doll, it is a legitimate replacement for a girlfriend.
When Gatebox revealed its… shall we say, culturally specific AI assistant a few years back, it drew its fair share of attention. How could it not? It looked for all the world like a blue-haired anime girl living in a glass tube, and it could be yours for the extremely reasonable price of $3,000. Now that 2020 is upon us, though, Gatebox’s girl is getting a revamp for use outside Japan.
A company called Keyshare Innovation Group partnered with a New Zealand to essentially rebuild Gatebox’s AI assistant from the ground up. Now, instead of an anime character, Keyshare’s assistant can take the form of a more realistic woman in a sharp uniform, or a beefy, bald man in gym attire. Obviously, these potential models are geared toward very different situations — the former would suitable for working as 24/7 concierges, and Keyshare (nearly) has contracts in place to install these AI assistants across a fleet of cruise ships by the end of the year.
The software isn’t the only facet of the experience that’s getting a revamp. While the original model relied on a projection tube to give Hikari a more pronounced sense of presence, the models Keyshare are working on use tablets mounted inside a similar, semi-circular glass chassis. The whole package is a little smaller as a result, but it retains the same slew of motion sensors and cameras to ensure these new virtual avatars can still convincingly interact with humans. Sure, it might not be quite as impactful as the original, but it seems a whole lot more practical for a company trying to get these things out into the wild fast.
No, it’s not as impactful, it’s just stupid.
Why put the tablet in the tube, if it’s just a tablet? What purpose then is the tube?
And we get this guy?
Instead of an anime GF?
Because it’s “culturally specific” to have an anime hologram GF?
What is the cultural specification regarding this?
Well, obviously it is that feminism is a part of Western culture, and the skank lobby – AKA Big Skank AKA Skank Occupied Government (SOG) – wants to cockblock men in the West from having access to a legitimate replacement for their miserable company.
What you wanted was a cute anime girl who calls you “master” and wants to make memories with you.
What you got was a fat bitch who claims you’re oppressing her and wants you to remember the Holocaust.
They might both have blue hair, but that is where the similarities end.