Xinhua developed the Chinese- and English-language news presenters with Chinese search engine giant Sogou.
News anchors, beware. The robots are coming for your jobs, too.
Xinhua, China's state-run press agency, recently unveiled virtual newsreaders that combine the images and voices of human anchors with artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Calling it a 'world first', Xinhua news agency this week debuted a pair of virtual news anchors amid a state-directed embrace of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence.
China's state run press agency, Xinhua launched its first artificial intelligence (AI) anchors based on the model of Xinhua's two anchors for English and Chinese platforms.
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My voice and appearance are modelled on Zhang Zhao, a real anchor with Xinhua, said the AI robot.
The ‘tireless’ artificial news readers simulate the voice, facial movements, and gestures of real-life broadcasters
China's state-run Xinhua news agency releases footage of its newest stars: virtual news presenters, which use artificial intelligence to copy human voices and facial expressions.
China’s state-run news agency has revealed it will deploy new digitally generated newsreaders to report the news. The artificial anchors have been designed to reduce news production costs and increase efficiency, however, the use of the technology brings a new definition to the term "fake news."
Both impressively realistic and yet unsettlingly soulless.
AI anchors have the ability to work 24 hours a day provided human editors keep inputting text into the system
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