A video featuring a smart-aleck robot named Musio, helping Pikotaro, the man behind the viral hit PPAP,
improve his English pronunciation skills hit YouTube late last month .
Musio has a
deep learning based AI program developed by AKAIntelligence that truly makes it
stand out from previous similar products. This AI engine gives Musio the
ability to engage in conversations, learn from past conversations, recognize objects
and understand people’s facial expressions. It also has its own emotion engine
and it is said to have a “mischievous” personality.
version of Musio. This new robot is being advertised as a fun way to practice and
learn English and is set to be released this coming spring. However, if
you’d like to get your hands on one you should probably start saving now
because according to Robot Start, Musio X will cost 91,000 JPY(about 775 U.S. USD). Included with the purchase of a Musio X is one year of “AI service.”
However, after the first year continued AI service will require monthly
attitude and Pikotaro’s reactions make this video really fun to watch.
So even if you’re a bit tired of the whole PPAP thing I’d say it’s still
worth checking it out, even if it’s just to check out Musio.