The 'world's first' A.I. news anchor has gone live in China

"English AI Anchor" debuted at the World Internet Conference in the country's eastern Zhejiang Province. Modeled on the agency's Zhang Zhao presenter, the new anchor learns from live videos and is able to work 24 hours a day, reporting via social media and on the Xinhua website. "'He' learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor," the company said in an online statement.

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China has developed a virtual anchor to deliver the news

News anchors, beware. The robots are coming for your jobs, too.

World's First AI News Presenters Unveiled In China. Watch Video

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.

Chinese state media debuts 'AI' news anchors

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.

The computerised avatars read out text that is fed into their system.

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Watch: World’s first English-speaking artificial intelligence anchor makes debut in China

My voice and appearance are modelled on Zhang Zhao, a real anchor with Xinhua, said the AI robot.

'I will work tirelessly': China unveils artificial intelligence news anchors

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.

Real "fake news": China introduces AI news anchor

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."

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China unveils AI news presenter

The state news agency Xinhua says the nameless presenter will help reduce news production costs.

Xinhua News Agency debuts AI anchors in partnership with search engine Sogou

AI anchors have the ability to work 24 hours a day provided human editors keep inputting text into the system

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