Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot XiaoIce has become a morning TV weather anchor

XiaoIce, an artificial intelligent chatbot developed by Microsoft to communicate with Chinese residents on social networks, is now doing morning weather reports on TV. Earlier this month, XiaoIce was introduced as a “trainee” weather host on the Chinese live TV show, “Morning News”. In announcing the appearance of Xiaolce on the news show, Microsoft stated: “This is a vital breakthrough in the history of scientific technology and television, which also makes “Morning News” the first live TV programme around the world that has been integrated with the cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies.” Microsoft worked with China’s SMG TV News Center for four months to help develop XiaoIce for its new gig as a weather reporter: “First of all, the technological breakthrough in artificial intelligent Text-to-Speech (TTS) has helped Xiaoice…


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