Matthew Miller
Apr 9, 2019

Meet Liam. He has 5000 Instagram followers, but no pulse.

Fake influencers are nothing new, but this one has a semi-realistic face, plus a penchant for sweet-potato wedges and Japanese cosmetics.

In discussions about automation taking over jobs, attention usually centers on jobs in the manufacturing and service sectors. But those who make their living as influencers on Instagram and other channels should also be worried.

At least that's one conclusion you could draw based on the existence of 'Liam Nikuro', a virtual influencer created by a company called 1sec Inc.

According to the company, which has Tokyo and LA offices, Nikuro...

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