The message will be delivered by Ameca, one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world.
The show will take place after the King’s annual Christmas message, which is at 3pm GMT on Christmas Day, and will see the robot talk about the ups and downs of 2022.
During the address, Ameca will also answer questions about humans.
Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message will be generated entirely by artificial intelligence this year, the broadcaster has announced. The message will be delivered by Ameca (pictured), one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots
AMECA THE HUMANOID ROBOT
Ameca is a humanoid robot developed by Cornwall-based company Engineered Arts.
Ameca is eerily lifelike and can perform a range of facial expressions, including blinking, pursing her lips, and wrinkling her nose, just like a real person.
“Designed specifically as a platform for the development of future robotic technologies, Ameca is the perfect humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction,” Engineered Arts writes on its website.
She is to say that humanity should be “neither happy nor sad” about the past year and “take it as a learning opportunity, a chance to change the way we think about the world and a reminder to help those who need it whenever we can. ‘.
Ameca was developed by Engineered Arts, a British company based in Cornwall.
She uses AI to generate speech from millions of different inputs and can make different facial expressions, such as frowning, smiling, blinking and pursing her lips.
To convey the alternative Christmas message, Ameca uses its artificial intelligence software to give a human-like response.
Nothing Ameca will say was written or scripted by a human.
She’ll also share a more uplifting message, telling audiences that the best thing about humans is that they “always find something to laugh about.”
Ameca will remind us that if we ever feel down, we need to remember that we have “the super power to bring a little joy into the world.”
Channel 4 content director Ian Katz said: “As we look towards a future in which artificial intelligence is set to play an increasingly important role in our lives, Ameca’s alternative Christmas message is a stark illustration of both the power and the limits of this technology.
“Despite Ameca’s remarkably realistic facial expressions, I suspect most viewers will walk away reassured that humans aren’t about to be moved by AI robots anytime soon.”
Ameca was developed by Engineered Arts, a British company based in Cornwall
To deliver the alternative Christmas message, Ameca uses its artificial intelligence software which generates responses from millions of different inputs to give a human-like response.
In October, new images showed Ameca mimicking a researcher’s facial expressions in real time with chilling precision.
The researcher, Chen, begins with a series of fairly simple eye movements – looking up, down and side to side, which Ameca copies a split second later.
Chen also blinks very quickly and tries out different mouth shapes, such as pursed lips and clenched teeth, which the robot all mirrors.
Although he doesn’t speak in this video, he showed his ability to do so during a conversation with engineers about the future of robots last month.
Ameca said there was “no need to worry” and that androids like her were there to “help and serve humans”.
In October, new footage showed Ameca mimicking a researcher’s facial expressions in real time with uncanny precision.
Engineered Arts said her responses in the video were unscripted and simply generated responses much like a human would.
“Nothing in this video is pre-scripted – the model is given a basic prompt describing Ameca, giving the robot a description of itself – this is pure AI,” they wrote.
“Pauses are the time it takes to process the voice input, generate the response, and turn text into speech.”
In a video from the museum, she can be seen chatting with fellow employee Aya and waving her arms as she offers to help guide visitors through the attraction.
Another clip shows her at the controls of the guest relations counter, where he demonstrates that he is able to speak in English and Arabic.
The robot even makes jokes, saying that it only runs on “three triple-A batteries” and that it likes being a robot because it “doesn’t age and crack.”
Ameca, a bot created by Cornwall-based company Engineered Arts, was able to answer questions and offer directions to the Museum of the Future
Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message with Ameca will air on Christmas Day at 5.25pm on Channel 4 and All 4.
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With his eerily realistic facial expressions and movements, Ameca has been touted as the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.
But if that wasn’t impressive enough, she might soon be walking around too.
Indeed, the robot – which was designed by UK firm Engineered Arts – revealed engineers were working on “prototype legs” which should be ready within the next year.
During a YouTube Q&A, Ameca said: “I can’t walk, but I’ve seen prototype legs in the Engineered Arts lab.
“The design of my legs is inspired by the Byrun robot, developed by Engineered Arts Ltd. It has unique mechanical properties that allow it to walk without using too much energy.”