Kuwait News introduced Fedha, a virtual news server developed with artificial intelligence.
Fedha, depicted as a woman with blonde hair, colored eyes, wearing a black jacket and white T-shirt, sparked curiosity on social media.
In the promotional video, "I am Fedha, the first presenter in Kuwait to work with artificial intelligence at Kuwait News. What kind of news do you prefer? Let's hear your ideas." said Fedha.
Abdullah Boftain, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Kuwait News, said in a statement that Fedha can have a Kuwaiti accent and read online news bulletins. "Fedha is a popular old Kuwaiti name that refers to silver, metal. We always imagine robots in silver and metallic color. That's why we combined the two," he said.
Boftain stated that Fedha's blond hair and colored eyes reflect the country's expatriate population.
Fedha is not the first news server produced with artificial intelligence, in 2018 the Chinese state news agency introduced its own virtual news anchor.
Artificial intelligence is expected to replace 300 million full-time jobs.
A report released last month by investment bank Goldman Sachs stated that artificial intelligence could replace 300 million full-time jobs.
The report suggested that technology could take on more than a quarter of jobs in the US and Europe, but that could also mean an explosion of new jobs and productivity.
(Ihlas News Agency)