China unveils world's first female AI news anchor

China’s state-run press agency has welcomed its first female AI anchor who will join its growing team of virtual presenters.
The female AI newsreader will make her professional debut during the upcoming meetings of the country’s national legislature and top political advisory body in March, according to Xinhua at a press conference on Tuesday.
Modelled after the agency’s flesh-and-blood journalist Qu Meng, the AI newsreader was jointly developed by Xinhua and search engine company and can ‘read texts as naturally as a professional anchor’.