‘Xinhua says its robotic “new employees” have taken to their roles with enthusiasm, and since launching in November have published some 3,400 reports totaling over 10,000 minutes in length’.

Quartz reports the Xinhua News Agency will deploy the world’s first female AI news anchor. This comes three months after the China state broadcaster announced their first AI news anchors in November 2018, which were modelled on males.

The newest member of the anchor team is named Xin Xiaomeng.

Like her two forerunners, her appearance is modelled on a well-known Chinese broadcaster.

Xinhua says the originals have been upgraded since their debut.


Chinese state media’s latest news anchor is a female AI
QUARTZ | February 20, 2019 | by Isabella Steger