Video of a “android”Actor misrepresented as a” real robot “at the Tokyo Game Show

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On July 24, 2022, a Malaysian Facebook user posted the 24-second footage, which features a lady moving her head and waving in what appears to be a robotic fashion. “Extremely real-looking robot at Tokyo Game Show in 2017,” reads the description of the image.

A video that was said to depict a lifelike human robot at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show went viral after being shared online in several Asian nations. But the assertion is untrue. To showcase its newest product at the 2017 trade fair, Sony Interactive Entertainment, a major player in the video game industry, hired a Japanese model to pose as an android. A company representative stated that many people were employed “to act as ‘androids’ during the event.

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  • However, the assertion is untrue. AFP discovered this image posted on March 30, 2019, by Japanese model Saori Takayama, showing her wearing the same same outfit as the one featured in the deceptive picture “Post your representative work at the end of the Heisei era,

  • The 2017 Tokyo Game Show was held at Makuhari Messe in the Tokyo district of Chiba from September 21 to September 24. The same video gained more than 5.3 million views after being shared on Facebook with a similar claim in Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Japan, and Hong Kong. Similar posts have appeared on YouTube, where the video has been seen more than 937,000 times, here and here.

“, the user tweeted. “Android!!” On that day, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito abdicated, thereby ending the Heisei era. Takayama describes herself as a “artist” who works as a freelance android actress in her Instagram bio. Her YouTube account’s profile picture is the same image. Below is a screenshot comparison of the deceptive post’s video (on the left) and Takayama’s photo (on the right), with some of their similar aspects highlighted by AFP.

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