Yes, people have been critical of some news anchors for being too robotic...but the one that will start work soon in Japan..IS a robot, according to TV Newser:
"....Erica is going to become a newscaster on Japanese television sometime in 2018. According to a source familiar with the plan, she will be making her on-air debut nationwide in Japan in April.
Mr. Ishiguro says Erica’s voice will also be used for interactions with passengers in autonomous vehicles made by a Japanese auto maker. He wouldn’t say which one, only that it began with the letter “N.”
Nissan declined to comment on the matter."
From TV Newser.com
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