World’s First AI News Anchor Is Unveiled

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Though Xinhua presents the avatars as independently learning from "live broadcasting videos", the avatars do not appear to rely on true artificial intelligence, as they simply read text written by humans. Both were modelled on real presenters, with one who speaks Chinese and another who speaks English.

They do not belong, strictly speaking, artificial intelligence: they recite the text that is transmitted to them, unlike machines that can think, make decisions and act on their own.

China's state press agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader created to deliver headlines 24 hours a day.

Background: This development was pioneered in concert with Sogou, a search engine company out of Beijing.

The AI anchor is a male having a voice, facial expressions and lip movements based on the real presenters. The Xinhua news Agency reported that such leading can "work" 24 hours a day on your web site and in social media, reducing the cost of news production.

The AI news anchor's appearance and voice are said to be modelled on Zhang Zhao, a news anchor of Xinhua.

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The AI News Anchors unveiling took place at the fifth world Internet Conference.

But some experts are skeptical about the kind of news-watching experience an AI news anchor offers.

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 (AI). The AI TV anchor is also believed to be more efficient as it is claimed to have the ability to quickly generate breaking news, "something humans can't do".

The presenter digital has the advantage over other journalists to be able to work 24 hours on 24, has highlighted new China.

"China stands ready to safeguard the sound order of cyberspace."According to Xinhua, the AI technology is not limited to news presenting".

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