I was in Ecuador a few days ago when China’s official Xinhua news agency announced that it will launch the world’s first female robotic news anchor this month. It was only the latest example of how rapidly China is robotizing its workforce, while Latin America is not.
The new human-looking female robotic anchor, named Xin Xiaomeng, is making her on-air debut only four months after Xinhua launched its first male robotic TV anchor, named Qiu Hao. Since then, the robotic TV presenter has read thousands of news stories for a cumulative air time of more than 10,000 minutes, the news agency said.
In China, there is virtually no major industry that is not replacing large numbers of human workers with robots…..