TEHRAN (Press Shia) – China unveiled world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor with a male image, voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person.

The AI anchor made its (his) debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Developed by Xinhua and Chinese search engine company Sogou, the anchor was designed to simulate human voice, facial expressions and gestures.

The AI news reader "learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor," according to Xinhua.