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Link: Governor of Tokyo releases official AI version of herself as she seeks reelection next month

Is Japan on the brink of a full-on explosion in the use of generative AI within politics? We recently saw the non-English-speaking Mayor of Yokosuka City speaking fluent English with the help of AI, much to his own surprise. Now, Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo and one of the country’s most prominent politicians, has taken the technological plunge. First elected in 2016 and reelected in 2020, Koike is currently seeking a third term in office at the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election on July 4. Many have speculated that the release of an official AI version of herself around the same time that she announced her bid is a move to demonstrate her willingness to embrace technological advancements. The AI version of Governor Koike was introduced to the world in a brief “AI Yuriko News” post focusing on the elimination of income restrictions on June 13. #


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