But Xinhua appears to know that the anchor is a work in progress, as the AI's sign-off message on its first report emphasized.
Xinhua also says that the virtual anchor can self-learn from watching live broadcasting videos and "can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor".
An artificial intelligence (AI) system has been used to synthesise the presenters' voices, lip movements and expressions.
"I will work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts will be typed into my system uninterrupted", the AI anchor said in its debut video at the conference.
"AI anchors have officially become members of the Xinhua News Agency reporting team".
The agency points out that they may be particularly useful for disseminating breaking news reports in a timely manner.
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The anchors are now available through Xinhua's distribution platforms, including its official Chinese and English apps, WeChat public account, online TV webpage, and two Weibo accounts. I prefer real human presenters, ' another said.
This is different from using a 3D digital model of a human.
There's a reason this news anchor seemed a bit robotic.
The real newsreader is on the left and the artificial intelligence is on the right.
He explained: "It's quite hard to watch for more than a few minutes".
"If you're just looking at animation you've completely lost that connection to an anchor", he said. China's news outlets are already subject to a lot of state control and censorship, so the ability to have virtual news readers to effectively do exactly what it's told is certainly an eyebrow-raising concept.
"The problem is that it could be very tiresome".