Chinese restaurant owner pretends to be a robot, falsely shared as an AI-Robot waitress

Claim

A restaurant in Japan has deployed a waitress robot with AI technology. This is truly a very interesting experience for any customer

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Explanation

Artificial Intelligence(AI) refers to computer systems designed to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and understanding natural language.

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A viral video purporting on X handle that in a Japanese restaurant an AI technology robot waitress is deployed to serve the customers. A similar claim was shared by social media users and can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

We ran a reverse image search using the keyframes of the viral video and found the original video posted on STructon YouTube Channel on 25, November 2023. This video description states that a 22-year-old Chinese waitress pretends to be a robot while serving customers at a hot pot restaurant in Chongqing city. 

Similar news was reported by the South China Morning Post on 27, October 2023. According to the South China Morning Post, the robot in the viral video is a real person and her name is Qin.

The viral video is from her own Hotspot restaurant, Chongqing City, China while she is serving her customers. She is a professional street dancer and a fan of robot dancing. Her friend shared the video of her robotic moves which later went viral on social media. The viral video has no links with the AI Robot.

Conclusion

A restaurant owner in China serving food to her customers with robotic movement has been falsely shared as an AI Robot waitress in a Japanese restaurant

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