Here’s how to watch Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message

This year’s Channel 4 alternative Christmas message is generated entirely by artificial intelligence.

In the show, which will air alongside the traditional King’s Speech on BBC and ITV, Ameca, one of the world’s most advanced robots, will deliver a message about the possibilities and limitations of AI.

Ameca says we should be “neither happy nor sad about 2022” and “use it as an opportunity to learn, a chance to change the way we think about the world and a reminder to help those in need.” whenever we can”.

The robot also has a positive message for humans, praising our ability to “always find something to laugh about”.

Developed by Engineered Arts, a British company based in Cornwall, Ameca uses AI software that generates responses from millions of different inputs to provide a human-like response.

Ian Katz, Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer, said: “As we look to a future where artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in our lives, Ameca’s Alternative Christmas Message is a vivid illustration of both the power and limitations of it Technology.

“Despite Ameca’s remarkably lifelike facial expressions, I suspect most viewers will be assured that humans will not be supplanted by AI robots anytime soon.”

But when will the speech be broadcast? Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message.

When is Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message?

The Alternative Christmas Message is broadcast Christmas Day (December 25) 2022 at 5:25 p.m on channel 4.


Here’s how to watch Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message

Tom Daley delivers Channel 4's alternative Christmas message in 2021

Tom Daley delivers Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message in 2021. channel 4

The speech will be broadcast on Channel 4 and will be available shortly after it airs on Channel 4’s on-demand service All 4.

Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message has been broadcast every year since 1993 and has featured a host of presenters including former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow and a digitally rendered ‘deepfake’ queen.

Last year’s message was delivered by Tom Daley.

The alternative Christmas message will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas Day (December 25), 2022 at 5:25 p.m.

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