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Qingdao launches digital figure to promote city image

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-07-21

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The eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province released a digital female figure to serve as an urban recommendation officer on July 21.

Known as "Qingdao Xiaoman", which means "Qingdao girl", the digital figure from the future, is 22 years old, and never ages. She is proficient in various languages, and knows astronomy and geography. She can travel through time and space, as well as serve the city and the public with her abilities and talents.

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"Qingdao Xiaoman" is designed to better promote the city's digital construction. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The digital figure was created using cutting-edge technologies such as computer graphics, speech synthesis, motion capture, artificial intelligence and algorithm-driven technology.

The figure has a number of different professions, such as news anchorwoman, festival guest, hostess, cultural promotion ambassador, museum docent, social security educator, and urban public welfare volunteer. She is expected to help the city showcase and spread its local culture, according Qingdao officials.

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The digital figure is expected to help Qingdao showcase and spread its local culture. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]