Chinese news station unveils world’s first female AI news anchor

Chinese state-run news company Xinhua has unveiled “the world’s first female AI news anchor.” The computer-generated journo will group up with Xinhua’s present male AI anchors at an upcoming collection of political conferences in China.

The digital reporter, named Xin Xiaomeng, was developed by Xinhua, along with a search engine firm known as Sogou. Developers modeled her speech and mannerisms on Xinhua news anchor Qui Meng, and confirmed her off in a video launched on Tuesday.

Xiaomeng is lifelike, blinking and adjusting her arms as she speaks into the digicam. Save for some inflexible mouth motion, she may go for the actual factor.

Before Xiaomeng, the Chinese community revealed a pair of male AI anchors final November, one talking English and one other talking Chinese. While their speech is usually stunted and their facial expressions restricted, Xinhua mentioned on the time that not like their human colleagues, these reporters can “work 24 hours a day on its official website and various social media platforms.”

With each reporters set to cowl China’s upcoming Two Sessions political convention subsequent month, Xinhua revealed a collection of upgrades to its male reporter. The anchor can now ship items to digicam from a standing place, and makes use of extra expressive physique language to idiot the untrained eye.

Journalists frightened of the robotic rebellion can relaxation simple for now although. Both anchors nonetheless want human writers and editors to provide the copy they learn.