In preparation for the Olympics, Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out a sign language virtual host on Wednesday in partnership with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The digital female host is intended to translate events during the 16-day Winter Olympic Games slated to start on February 4, 2022. The virtual figure is supported by Baidu’s digital star operating platform, which adopts speech recognition and natural language processing technologies. [Xinmin Evening News, in Chinese]