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The TV anchor has just joined a China News agency, but with some twist, that it is not a human. China state-run Xinhua News agency has launched and unveiled an Artificial Intelligence anchor, a move it also claims to be a world first.

“English Artificial Intelligence Anchor” has debuted yesterday at the World Internet Conference in the country eastern Province.

”‘He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” the company said in an online statement. “The development of the media industry calls for continuous innovation and deep integration with the advanced international technologies,” the AI anchor said in his first broadcast. “I will work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts will be typed into my system uninterrupted. I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences.”

Xinhua developed and built a robot anchor with the search engine Sogou.com and had also posted two more reports from the Artificial Intelligence broadcaster on its Social media Twitter news feed.

“Before we go, I’d like to send my good wishes to all of the journalists across the country. As an AI anchor under development I know there is a lot for me to improve,” he said.

With respect to the concern about the growing Artificial Intelligence industry, including both the unintended discrimination and loss of jobs. But research firm Gartner predicts that the industry will be going to be in the fact that they have created 2.3 Million jobs and eliminated 1.8 Million by 2020, while IBM has researchers bias.

The industry could also be going to generate around more than $3.9 Trillion within the next five years, according to the report, with companies which include the Coinbase and Apple using its recruitment process where the software engineers are interviewed by the AI platform company TripleByte.

Udit Agarwal
Startup/Tech News Correspondent, Responsible for gathering information on the tech companies working on IOT, AI, ML, Cloud, Mobile Technologies, Udit can be reached at [email protected]

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