Watch: World's first AI-enabled female anchor on Chinese TV channel
Beijing : China's Xinhua state news agency on Sunday presented a life-like AI-enabled female news anchor that mimics human facial expressions and mannerisms to present a story about delegates attending an annual parliament meeting arriving in Beijing.
The robotic news anchor, who has been named Xin Xiaomeng, presented the news a short haircut, wearing pink blouse and earrings.
Remember Xinhua's first #AI anchor "who" made his first appearance last year? Now he can make more hand gestures and facial expressions! He also now has a colleague as Xinhua unveils the world's first female AI anchor pic.twitter.com/M96OHtV9kN— China Xinhua Sci-Tech (@XHscitech) February 21, 2019
Xin Xiaomeng is modeled after real life Xinhua news anchor Qu Meng and was developed by Xinhua and tech firm Sogou Inc.Xinhua displayed two AI news anchors dressed in men's clothes last November at the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen.
China is pushing to advance its prowess in AI technology, from surveillance equipment to self-driving cars.