Should This Chinese AI Bot Replace All News Anchors?

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China’s Xinhua news agency unveils world’s first AI anchor

Chinese state media unveils AI news anchors

The ‘tireless’ artificial news readers simulate voice and gestures of real-life broadcasters.

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.

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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.

The ‘tireless’ artificial news readers simulate the voice, facial movements, and gestures of real-life broadcasters

Both impressively realistic and yet unsettlingly soulless.

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

Xinhua's first English AI anchor makes debut Xinhua's first English AI anchor makes debut

Xinhua's first English AI anchor makes debut at the World Internet Conference that opens in Wuzhen, China Wednesday. Follow us on: YouTube: https://www.youtu...