Kuwait just launched its first news presenter using artificial intelligence, and the internet is kind of shook.
Kuwait News—affiliated with the Kuwait Times—debuted an AI-generated anchor on Twitter
The presenter 'Fedha,' disclosed in Arabic:
“I’m Fedha, the first presenter in Kuwait who works with artificial intelligence at Kuwait News."
The anchor - sporting blonde hair, a black blazer and a white shirt - then asked:
"What kind of news do you prefer?”
"Let's hear your opinions."
You can watch the clip below.
Deputy editor-in-chief Adbullah Boftain explained the presenter's name to AFP:
"Fedha is a popular, old Kuwaiti name that refers to silver, the metal."
"We always imagine robots to be silver and metallic in color, so we combined the two."
Viewers of the clip took to social media to express their thoughts, although most didn't have them quite gathered.
Many are wondering if this is the beginning of the end for news anchors as we currently know them.
But some also argue that this fashion of news delivery could help eliminate bias... maybe.
Several questioned Fedha's appearance, as well.
But Boftain shared of her look:
“Fedha represents everyone."
Boftain also revealed Fedha's debut is a test of AI's potential for "new and innovative content."
The current plan is for Fedha to read online bulletins, but we have a feeling that is only the beginning.