First AI Television anchor debut in China

First AI Television anchor debut in China


The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor made 'his' debut at the fifth World Internet Conference in east China’s Zhejiang province.

AI is a way of making a machine or a software ‘think’ and ‘demonstrate’ intelligently in a manner similar to humans using artificial intelligence(AI). The AI anchor has a male image with a voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person.

'He' learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor, Xinhua news agency reported. The AI news anchor was jointly developed by Xinhua and the Chinese search engine company, sogou.

According to Xinhua, 'he' has become a member of its reporting team and can work 24 hours a day on its official website and various social media platforms. In 2015, Shanghai Dragon TV of China had 'employed' a robot as a weather reporter on its breakfast show, which evoked concerns among Chinese television anchors that in the near future machines may threaten their jobs.