This is fake news! Chinaís ĎAI news anchorí isnít intelligent at all

China’s state-run press agency has enlisted the services of an “AI anchor” to read the news. Xinhua’s AI anchors will essentially be digital composites that are created from footage of real human hosts and they will read the news through synthesized voices. Xinhua hasn’t really detailed the technology that has been used to create these anchors. The South China Morning Post reports that these AI anchors have been developed by Xinhua in collaboration with Sogou, a Beijing-based search engine operator. The anchors were shown off during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. It’s said that the AI anchors can deliver the news with “the same effect” as human anchors. That’s because the machine learning program synthesizes realistic-seeming speech, lip, and facial expressions.AI anchors will obviously be much cheaper than their human counterparts since they don’t require a monthly salary and they can be on the air for 24 hours a day, something which is n

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China's state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from TechXplore

Real "fake news": China introduces AI news anchor

China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, has revealed it will deploy a new digitally generated newsreader to report the news in both Chinese and English languages. The artificial anchor ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Gizmag

China creates AI newsreaders who can work 24 hours a day and read whatever editors type

State-owned Xinhua says robot anchors could 'reduce news production costs and improving efficiency'

Thu 8 Nov 18 from The Independent

And now for something completely different: Chinese robot news readers

Chinese news readers may have some new competition - artificially intelligent robot anchors that can mimic human facial expressions and mannerisms while reading out reports.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Reuters Technology

Is this the future of broadcasting? China unveils AI anchors based on their human presenters

Dressed in suit and tie, the AI newsreaders can 'learn from live broadcast videos and read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor', according to Xinhua.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

Chinese news agency adds AI anchors to its broadcast team

China's state-run news agency Xinhua has unveiled the latest additions to its team of reporters -- two AI anchors. The two anchors, one that speaks in English and another in Chinese, ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Engadget

Chinaís State Press Agency Gets It First ĎAI Anchorí

China’s state-run press agency has enlisted the services of an “AI anchor” to read the news. Xinhua’s AI anchors will essentially be digital composites that are created ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Ubergizmo

China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

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

Thu 8 Nov 18 from BBC Technology

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