Azumi Hikari, the sprightly anime assistant projected as a hologram in a glass tube called Gatebox. Photo: Handout

Asia’s lonely youth are turning to machines for companionship and support

With more people in China, South Korea and Japan remaining single and living alone, AI companions fill an emotional gap

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Azumi Hikari, the sprightly anime assistant projected as a hologram in a glass tube called Gatebox. Photo: Handout
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