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The Japanese are the first to open a hotel run by robots. Some look human, some are obviously mechanical, some look like toys – a variety is necessary, and a good test. The one that speaks English is a dinosaur. Japan is facing an worker shortage because its populace is aging and the birth rate is low. Besides; it’s Japan. While many say they are risk averse and lack innovation; here’s yet more evidence that they’re willing to the be first to try something. Here’s also evidence of one more set of jobs typically associated with humans that may be taken care of by machines.

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“Inside Japan’s First Robot Hotel” – Quartz

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