Meet China's AI-powered robot host: Life-like female presenter wows audience in new entertainment show
Sporting a stylish sliver bob, realistic silicone skin and exposed mechanical parts, China's new entertainment robot host is a hit among viewers nationwide.
Jiang Lailai, a stunning humanoid female robot powered by artificial intelligence, joined her human co-host in presenting 'Creating the Future with Intelligence', a variety show dedicated to showcasing and explaining new technology and innovation in China.
After airing the first episode in prime time on January 6 on Zhejiang Television, the show, with its remarkable human-robot host duo, quickly attracted the attention of curious viewers, making it one of the most-watched shows from the station.
Each episode of the show explores a different topic on technology: the latest development of prosthetic limbs, 3-D printing technology, facial recognition technology, Big Data and mobile payments.
According to a poster by Zhejiang Television introducing the female robot host, Jiang Lailai is 18 years old and loves to sing, read comic books and 'eat snacks'.
It added that the robot has special expertise on areas of Big Data analysis, information storage and processing, and notably, 'being cute'.
Images and trailers released by the station show the female robot host standing on stage and presenting the episode's theme, demonstrating rather natural lip movement and hand gestures while talking in a soothing voice.
The android was developed by EX Robots, the first domestic lifelike robot producer based in north-east China's Liaoning province.
The female bot has been gaining a following since her debut on television, with videos of her being viewed more than one billion times on short video apps Douyin and Kuaishou, according to the publicity department of the government of Panjin city.
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VanGed, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
Put her the BBC, she'll cost less and won't be biased.
Tee Hee, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 7 hours ago
Can it pour me a coffee while checking my mail?
cloots, nyc, 9 hours ago
life like?? looks like plastic death.
MrBlackie, Wirral , United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Can it push a Hoover about ?
Nordstjernen, Oviedo, Spain, 10 hours ago
She says a naughty four-letter word beginning with S and ending in T at least twice!
Completely Average, Somewhere, United States, 11 hours ago
Looks like something I saw at Six Flags in the 1990s.
madscotsman59, lubec maine, United States, 12 hours ago
Needs Work.....a lot
Mondays Child, Central, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
Pity she wasn't ready in time to host the BAFTA's!
The Fox, Larimore, United States, 12 hours ago
I had hoped our future robotic rulers would be benevolent, but if they are "AI overlords with Chinese characteristics," we're all DOOMED! "
Jacquie T, here, Canada, 12 hours ago
ghost in the shell
Boredomlevels9000, Downtown Wakanda, Uganda, 13 hours ago
The AI robot host 'loves singing, reading comic books and eating snacks' Now we all know this ain't true so it's obviously defective.
fluidfree, Kenosha, United States, 13 hours ago
It seems they are concentrating on creating female robots. I can understand why.
Sixstar, Heathrow, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
If it's artificial intelligence, can it be artificially pregnant?
HappyCmpr, Anytown, United States, 14 hours ago
Yeah but does it swallow?
Petrus Barba, Definitely not the EU, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
'She' looks disconcertingly juvenile.
Huang Long, Southampton, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
Artificial she may be, but at least she has a great personality.
The Fox, Larimore, United States, 12 hours ago
Marshminkmellow, Crawley, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
How many robot apocalypse movies do there have to be
RAddison, New York City, United States, 15 hours ago
parthenon99, philadelphia, United States, 15 hours ago
I believe there's an opening on oscars night!!
Prince of the North, Freedom Fighter, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
This is cool, but very creepy and unsettling at the same time. People beware, we are being replaced.
N.McC.., Birmingham, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
It's the Borg Queen.
Nat from Notts, Nottingham, 15 hours ago
And so it begins........
Roger Shost, Witch City, United States, 15 hours ago
Is she available for the Oscars?
Badpuppy, LONDON, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
When you say lifelike 'journo'..... I'm assuming you've met actual people before.
Tony Lara, Portland, United States, 16 hours ago
I'm sure she will offend someone?
DKMOUNTAIN, Rockledge, United States, 16 hours ago
Yea I'm surprised someone hasn't already claimed this AI is whitewashing Chinese culture somehow.
AnotherAngryVo1ce, Devon, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
Stunning isn't the word for it. Creepy or scary would perhaps be more appropriate.
Relativity, Somerset, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
Think of all the money the BBC could save, by axing those grossly overpaid autoque reading cuties!
Jim, London, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
The BBC isn't interested in saving our money!