China reveals 1st female robot anchor

Beijing, China’s state-run press agency has welcomed its first female AI anchor who will join its growing team of virtual presenters.The female AI newsreader will make her professional debut during the upcoming meetings of the country’s national legisl…

Beijing, China’s state-run press agency has welcomed its first female AI anchor who will join its growing team of virtual presenters.

The female AI newsreader will make her professional debut during the upcoming meetings of the country’s national legislature and top political advisory body in March, according to Xinhua at a press conference.

Modelled after the agency’s flesh-and-blood journalist Qu Meng, the AI newsreader was jointly developed by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou.com and can ‘read texts as naturally as a professional anchor’.

‘Hello everyone, I am the world’s first female AI presenter developed by Xinhua News Agency and Sougu. My name is Xin Xiaomeng,’ says the journalist in an introductory video.

Source: Jordan News Agency