AI-powered virtual student enrolls at Chinese university

From Times Higher Education: “A human-like virtual student powered by artificial intelligence has been enrolled in one of China’s top universities – to study computer science. The ‘student’, named ‘Hua Zhibing’, has a synthesised female appearance and voice, and joined Tsinghua University’s department of computer science and technology last week. With the ability to ‘recognise hidden patterns from data’, Hua is expected internalise a large amount of learning material and understand the logic behind it over the next two years, before taking computer science and data courses.”

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