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AI Boy Granted Residency In Tokyo

An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday. The chatty seven year old boy "Shibuya Mirai" does not exist physically, but he can have text conversations with humans. Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, an area popular with fashion conscious young people, has given the character his own special residence certificate. This makes him Japan's first, and maybe the world's first, artificial intelligence bot to be granted a place on a real-life local registry.

He Is The Future

Mirai, whose name means “future" in Japanese, is supposed to be a first grader at an elementary school. He can reply to messages and make light-hearted alterations to selfies he is sent. His hobbies are taking pictures and observing people. He loves talking with people. Last week Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a lifelike robot Sophia.