A Kuwaiti media organisation has introduced a virtual news anchor created through AI, with plans in place to use it for presenting online news reports.
The AI news anchor, named “Fedha”, was presented on Kuwait News website’s Twitter account.
The Kuwait News website is linked to the Kuwait Times, which was established in 1961 as the first English-language daily in the Gulf region. Abdullah Boftain, who serves as the deputy editor in chief for both outlets, has stated that the creation of the AI news anchor “Fedha” was an experiment to explore the possibilities of AI in delivering fresh and innovative content.
According to Abdullah Boftain, in the future, “Fedha” the AI news anchor could potentially use a Kuwaiti accent and read news reports on the Kuwait News website’s Twitter account. The account currently has 1.2 million followers.
“I’m Fedha, the first presenter in Kuwait who works with artificial intelligence at Kuwait News. What kind of news do you prefer? Let’s hear your opinions,” she said in Arabic
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has become increasingly prevalent in a wide range of sectors, and it is anticipated that its impact will continue to expand in the near future.