Shanghai TV station deploys robot weather reporter

‘Robot’ 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. “XiaoIce” is actually a piece of software developed by Microsoft using smart cloud and big data, Xinhua news agency reported. In the first two days of her work, XiaoIce has impressed many with her cute voice. She also comments on big news events. According to Microsoft, breakthroughs in text-to-speech AI have helped XiaoIce to score high points for linguistic naturalness, and hers is closer to the human voice than other speech synthesisers. Through unique emotional technology, she can make comments instantly based on weather data.IANS


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