Xinhua beefs up reporting team with robots

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(Bloomberg) --The official Xinhua News Agency has followed the trend of artificial intelligence and added a robot reporter to its team recently. The interactive robot with the appearance of a young Chinese woman in traditional dress did a Skype interview recently with Wired Magazine’s Kevin Kelly.

Xinhua said the robot will be upgraded in the future with better language skills. The human-like robot is designed with natural eye movement and speech, which is synchronized with its lip movement.

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