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.