Human news anchors don’t have to worry just yet though. They’re still a work in progress.
"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.
China’s state-run press agency Xinhua has unveiled what it claims are the world’s first AI-generated news anchors.
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.
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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.
So as long as the text input is fed, the AI anchor can pretty much be on camera for 24 hours if required
My voice and appearance are modelled on Zhang Zhao, a real anchor with Xinhua, said the AI robot.
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.
Both impressively realistic and yet unsettlingly soulless.
The state news agency Xinhua says the nameless presenter will help reduce news production costs.
AI anchors have the ability to work 24 hours a day provided human editors keep inputting text into the system
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