Microsoft’s AI Tech Powers Shanghai TV Station’s New Weather Reporter

Shanghai Dragon TV has employed an artificial intelligence (AI) robot as a weather reporter on its live breakfast show. “I’m happy to start my new work on the winter solstice,” said XiaoIce during her debut on Tuesday morning. (Also see:  Scientists Ponder How to Create Artificial Intelligence That Won’t Destroy Us) XiaoIce is actually a piece of software developed by Microsoft using smart cloud and big data, Xinhua news agency reported. In the her first two days of work, XiaoIce has impressed many with her cute voice. She also comments on big news events. (Also see:  OpenAI an Opportunity to Contribute, Says Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka) According to Microsoft, breakthroughs in text-to-speech AI have helped XiaoIce score high points for linguistic naturalness, and hers is closer to the human voice…


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