The nations state news agency Xinhua News worked with Chinese tech firm Sogu to create a virtual news anchor based on the appearance of actual human news readers.
Xinhua said the anchors are available to work 24 hours a day on its official website and various social media platforms.
"As an AI news anchor under development, I know there is a lot for me to improve", the AI anchor said."They will work with other anchors to bring you authoritative, timely and accurate news information in both Chinese and English".
Viewers may one day be able to choose the artificial anchor from whom they prefer to hear the news.
The anchor takes advantage of AI technology to combine images and voices of human anchors to deliver news with "the same effect" as human anchors.
"He" learns from live broadcasting videos of himself and can read naturally as a professional.
"We've already had President Trump say things are fake news when it's been caught on camera and we no longer can trust what we see with our eyes unless you were there in person you cannot trust that it actually happened anymore", Walsh said.
The results looks to be a tad mixed, with AI news presenters looking a little stilted and unnatural, though if we were to stumble in late at night after a skinful and turn on Chinese news, we'd probably be duped by the presenter, at least until we sobered up with some fried chicken and a can of coke. Since it's an AI anchor, news is read out in a very monotonous manner with no expressions in between. The virtual newsreader donning a sharp suit is basically a collection of digital composites created from videos of real human hosts.