I guess because I wrote a book about human-like androids, my friends always email me anything to do with these sophisticated robots. We can now move on from the Houston love dolls, to China. Japan is doing a lot of research on these human robots. However, the Chinese have upped the ante with an AI news anchor.
“This is my very first day at Xinhua News Agency,” says a sharply dressed artificial intelligence news anchor. “I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences.”
The AI “learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” Xinhua says. Not surprisingly, some disagree about whether the news anchor is really like a human. Check out the following link and decide for yourself what you think of the English-speaking news anchor. Personally, I think he is amazing and looks very human-like, down to his facial movements. I would so like to see this news anchor!
According to Xinhua, the AI “learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor.”
The AI was unveiled at the World Internet Conference in China’s Zhejiang province and was designed jointly with the Chinese search engine company, Sogou. Unfortunately, the article by Meredith Kennedy doesn’t mention who the join developer was.
Sogou staff said, “it wasn’t clear when the technology would actually go into use.”
I know a hotel in Japan plans to use AI in its reception. In my humble opinion, the Japanese models aren’t as human-like.
And in all of these scientific achievements, our country is lagging behind with our love dolls. Pity.
On Friday, on the robot scene, reporting from SC.