KUWAIT - Virtual Anchor Makes First Appearance

Arno Froese

The virtual anchor, named “Fedha,” made her first appearance on a local news network Twitter, sporting a black jacket and white T-shirt and delivering the latest news and headlines in a neutral and professional tone, according to The Guardian.

“Fedha is a popular, old Kuwaiti name that refers to silver...We always imagine robots to be silver and metallic in color, so we combined the two,” deputy editor in chief for Kuwait Times and Kuwait News, Abdullah Boftain said.

According to the creator of the technology, the AI-generated news presenter uses advanced natural language processing algorithms to read and interpret news stories and then presents them in a manner that is indistinguishable from a human news anchor.

Despite the potential benefits of AI-generated news presenters, the technology has also sparked concerns about the future of journalism and the role of AI in the media industry.

Critics argue that the use of AI-generated news presenters could lead to a loss of jobs for human news anchors and could also lead to the spread of biased or inaccurate information if the algorithms are not properly monitored.

-www.jpost.com, 13 April 2023

Arno's Commentary

We increasingly hear about artificial intelligence (AI). How accurate is such news? At least the same or even more so than a live person anchor. Why? Because everything is pre-programmed. Biased information is being spread today by live anchors. It all depends on who ownes, operates, and selects news: extreme left-wing, liberal, middle-of-the-road, conservative, or extreme right-wing. From that perspective, it is this writer’s belief that artificial intelligence will probably be the best solution against “biased or inaccurate information,” albeit temporary.

This should not come as a surprise, for Bible prophecy clearly predicts global union to the extent that ultimately one person will authorize news for his predetermined goal. It will develop to fulfill the words of Revelation 13:3b, “and all the world wondered after the beast.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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