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Abiliba's Ai to predict winner of Chinese singing reality TV show

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Artificial intelligence has won Jeopardy, mastered Go and will now predict the winner of a popular Chinese reality TV show. Developed by Alibaba Cloud, 'Ai' will choose a champ on'I'm a Singer' this Friday using social computing and emotional perception. Some experts are wary due to the emotional and subjective aspect of assessing how a person sings, but Alibaba assures'Ai' was taught to appreciate pitch, range and tone. Developed by Alibaba Cloud, 'Ai' will choose a champ on'I'm a Singer' this Friday using social computing and emotional perception. Some experts are weary due to the emotional and subjective aspect of assessing how a person sings, but Alibaba assures'Ai' was taught to appreciate pitch, range and tone The computer will try and predict which singer will win - taking over the judges role played by Simon Cowell in other shows.


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