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Robot presides over Korean wedding

BornRich

It's been months since our last update on the march toward a human-free society throughout parts of Asia, and we profusely apologize for this dereliction. We fear that, in our neglect, the robots have made significant advances.

Case in point: A South Korean bot known as "Tiro" has struck a blow that's psychological as well as symbolic, presiding as master of ceremonies at a wedding--of humans, no less. As if this weren't bad enough (and it is), the mechanical MC was joined by other bots that escorted guests and even gave provided life entertainment, according to BornRich.

But the ultimate insult was not Tiro's actions, but its price: $215,000. Which proves that robots are already capable of big-time gouging.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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