China created what it claims is the first AI news anchor — watch it in action here

  • China’s state press agency has developed what it calls “AI news anchors,” avatars of real-life news presenters that read out news as it is typed.
  • It developed the anchors with the Chinese search-engine giant Sogou.
  • No details were given as to how the anchors were made, and one expert said they fell into the “uncanny valley,” in which avatars have an unsettling resemblance to humans.