AsiaIndustrial NetNews: Recently, by the University of Science and Technology of China IntelligentrobotJia Jia served as a special correspondent of Xinhua News Agency, and launched a “human-machine dialogue” with global artificial intelligence experts, which attracted widespread attention from the media and netizens. This is the first time in the world that a robot acts as a reporter to conduct an interview, marking the birth of a new content production model.
In the interaction with experts in the field of artificial intelligence, such as Kevin Kelly, a famous American technology observer and founder of Wired magazine, and Tian Yuandong, an artificial intelligence expert from Facebook, the robot Jiajia demonstrated new technologies such as speech and image recognition and semantic understanding. Ability to cope with multiple rounds of dialogue in interview practice.
The success of “human-machine dialogue” is a successful popular science about how artificial intelligence changes human life, indicating that artificial intelligence has begun to “fly into the homes of ordinary people” from the laboratories of scientists. Every audience watching the global online live broadcast is a witness of this media revolution and technological innovation.
The success of “human-machine dialogue” also shows the leap in China’s artificial intelligence and robotics research capabilities. Professor Chen Xiaoping, director of the Robotics Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, which developed Allison, said that although China’s top teams in artificial intelligence and robotics research are not as good as those in the United States in terms of numbers, the level of Chinese research teams in related fields can fully match world-class technologies.
In recent years, cases of news gathering and writing assisted by artificial intelligence programs are not uncommon, but experts in the field of computer and media generally believe that the current creative writing work is not the expertise of artificial intelligence, and artificial intelligence will not completely replace human reporters in the future. In the long run, AI and human reporters will coexist and complement each other. Artificial intelligence is particularly suitable for programmatic, templated rapid news writing, which can reduce the cost of news production. Human reporters can be freed from trivial reporting tasks and focus on areas that require deep thinking, such as investigative, interpretive reporting.
Robots act as reporters and trigger new points of interest in readers. The live broadcast of this news experiment on Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo and other social media sites has aroused unprecedented attention. Jiajia’s frowns, smiles, words and deeds are the focus of heated discussions among netizens. The public is not only interested in interview topics such as the future trend of artificial intelligence and robot ethics, but also in the novel content production mode of robots directly producing news.