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"Fair & Balanced" Robot Gets 1000s Of Votes In Tokyo Area Mayoral Race

<p>A robot promising to be <strong><em>“fair and balanced”</em></strong> to all its constituents has<strong> picked up thousands of votes</strong> in a mayoral election in the Tama city area of Tokyo.</p>

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<p><em><strong>“Let artificial intelligence determine policies by gathering city data and we can create clearly defined politics,”</strong></em> said Michihito Matsuda, the frontman for the silver 'female' robot complete with steel breasts and a neutral, yet possibly homicidal facial expression in Tama City, Japan.</p>

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<p><em><strong>“Tama New Town was the most advanced city in Japan 40 years ago,” </strong></em>Matsuda said.</p>

<p><strong><em>“As it stands, the aging population will only continue to grow, prompting a need for change in the current administration.”</em></strong></p>

<p><u><strong>“Artificial intelligence will change Tama City,” </strong></u></p>

<p>Matsuda’s campaign slogan read and the claim clearly struck a chord with many residents as <strong>the robot garnered 4,000 votes in the race.</strong></p>

<p>However, <u><strong>Matsuda finished in third place</strong></u> in the election, which was <strong>comfortably won by the incumbent Hiroyuki Abe</strong>, NHK <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">reports</a>.</p>

<p>Fox News discusses...</p>

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<p>Despite these tech-savvy connections a robot identical to Matsuda’s is still available for <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">purchase</a> online and the candidate’s <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">official website</a> was pretty poorly designed and contained apparent coding errors.</p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>