Ren Xiaorong, a virtual artificial intelligence (AI) robot employed as a news anchor for the Chinese Communist Party’s media. Photo/People’s Daily
BEIJING – Media run by the Communist Party China hired Ren Xiaorong as a beautiful newscaster. But don’t be surprised because the “journalist” is not a human, but a virtual artificial intelligence (AI) robot.
Ren Xiaorong was announced to have joined the Chinese Communist Party newspaper, People’s Daily, as its newest employee.
This newscaster AI virtual robot is claimed to have the professional skills of “a thousand presenters”.
Quoting a report from The Sun, Saturday (18/3/2023), Ren Xiaorong is now here to deliver news and answer questions 24 hours a day.
Nevertheless, there are obstacles. These human-like avatars, however clever, can only respond from pre-written scripts and also peddle the Chinese Communist Party’s official line.
He was officially hired this week as the host of the People’s Daily app, where he can answer questions related to the “Two Sessions” government conference.
This well-dressed beauty started her first broadcast by saying: “Hello, my name is Ren Xiaorong. I am an AI digital broadcaster who recently joined the People’s Daily.”
“Thousands of news anchors have passed on their professional skills to me. For 365 days, 24 hours, I will report the news all year round, around the clock, without a break.”
He continued: “Whether on the news site or in the studio, you will always see me.
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