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World's first AI news anchor debuts in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

The world's first (AI) anchor made "his" debut at the ongoing fifth in east China's province.

AI is a way of making a machine or a software 'think' and 'demonstrate' intelligently in a manner similar to humans.

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 anchor, state-run reported on Thursday.

anchor was jointly developed by Xinhua and the Chinese company, com.

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, reducing news production costs and improving efficiency.

In 2015, China's TV had "employed" a robot as a on its live breakfast show, which evoked concerns among Chinese television anchors that in near future machines may threaten their jobs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:05 IST