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Microsoft Xiao Has Presented a Forecast Program on TV, in China


For the first time in history, Microsoft Xiao, an artificial intelligence application, presented the weather news in a morning TV show in China.

The role of artificial intelligence algorithms tends to be increasingly relevant in our lives. Once there was clear evidence that it may write news with significant naturalness, now, the same applications arrived for the first time on TV. We are talking about the Xiao app from Microsoft.

The interesting part about Xiao is that Microsoft has not been the subject of discussion in the TV program, but an active anchorman in the Chinese morning show. Basically, it presented in a surprisingly natural way the weather for the next period. Little Bing, as I people at Microsoft call it, has not even made that presentation after dictation, but aggregating information from a mix of sources.

The Morning News show from Tuesday morning, Microsoft Xiao interacted with a human person for everyone in front of the TV to remain amazed at what happens. To carry out the process, artificial intelligence algorithms used computational technologies in the cloud and big data volumes. Thus, it learned everything it could know about weather and atmospheric conditions interpretation. The presentation style was unique and full of emotional comments. If you have the impression that the expression was surprisingly robotic, you are wrong. IA algorithm obtained 4.32 marks out of a maximum of 5 linguistic fluency test, considering that the average person get 4.76 at the same test.

Before reaching the TV, Microsoft Xiao began its life online as a virtual personal assistant within instant messaging applications such as Line or WeChat and social network Weibo. On Line, the artificial intelligence algorithm was distinguished by a character named Rinna, which was very effective in providing natural responses to a huge variety of questions, even relying on emoticons. Apparently, through this project, Microsoft wants to prove that AI algorithms are widely available and useful.