Channel 4's alternative Christmas message this year will be generated by artificial intelligence and delivered by a robot. 

The broadcaster's festive address will be given by one of the world's most advanced robots - Ameca. 

The alternative speech will discuss the highs and lows of 2022 and will even see Ameca responding to human questions. 

It will be broadcast on Christmas Day on 5.25 pm following King Charles's first televised speech following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II in September. 

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Advanced robot Ameca to give Channel 4's alternative Christmas message

Channel 4’s chief content officer, Ian Katz, said: “As we look to a future in which Artificial Intelligence is set to have an increasingly prominent role in our lives, Ameca’s Alternative Christmas Message is a vivid illustration of both the power and limitations of this technology.

“Despite Ameca’s remarkably lifelike facial expressions, I suspect most viewers will come away reassured that humans are not about to be displaced by AI robots any time soon.”

Nothing that Ameca will say in her speech will be written by a human.

She is capable of ultra-realistic reactions and can even smile, blink, frown, scrunch its nose and even wink.

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Developed by the British company based in Cornwall, Engineered Arts, Ameca will use AI software that generates answers from millions of different inputs to give a human-like response.

The festive message is expected to be uplifting and will remind viewers if they're feeling down that we have “the superpower to bring a little bit of joy into the world”.

Ameca will tell us humans that we should be “neither happy nor sad” about the past year and we should instead “take it as a learning opportunity, a chance to change the way we think about the world and a reminder to help those in need whenever we can”.