Continuing Progress on Artificial Intelligence - Maybe?

A rather odd news snippet from today’s leading edge of technology:
China Unveils AI News Anchor That’s Almost Indistinguishable From a Real Human (

“Hello everyone, I am the artificial intelligence news anchor on National Business Daily. I am the virtual twin of the original host. I have been running—reporting the news—undetected for 70 days now,” the AI news anchor N Xiaohei revealed itself to its television viewers on Dec. 20, 2021, after 1700 hours of a continuous live news broadcast.

On the other hand, “intelligence” and “news anchor” are not words that naturally go together, at least in the West.

Notice that the seed of the capability came from formerly-American company Microsoft. Then the business was spun off as a Chinese entity, and now we are where we are.