Chinese state media debuts AI news anchors

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"Together with other anchors, they will bring you authoritative, timely and accurate news information in Chinese and English". He can work for 24 hours continuously on the news website as well as its social media platform.

Rounding out a two-minute bulletin, the English-speaking virtual newsreader said it would improve with experience.

FBN's Stuart Varney on China developing a virtual anchor to deliver the news. Xinhua said the AI learned the rope of news delivery by watching live coverage of other real anchors.

The company said the aim of introducing AI anchors is to reduce news production costs and enable it to create quick videos during breaking news. While the AI was pre-programmed with texts, the AI appears to be reading news scripts via a real teleprompter.

The TV anchor has just joined a China News agency, but with some twist, that it is not a human. Well, one might not find anything different at the first glance, but if one looks closely, you will see that there is something different with this particular news presenter.

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These AI anchors are basically digital composites created from footage of human hosts that read the news using synthesized voices, which means an AI system was used to synthesise presenters voices, lip movements and expressions. I English lead-artificial intelligence.

The AI News Anchors unveiling took place at the fifth world Internet Conference. The AI newscaster is a pure virtual mouthpiece in a country with tight controls on press freedom, and its first report this week featuring fawning coverage of China's trade show felt distinctly dystopian. The Chinese-speaking AI news reader is also modelled on another real-life anchor. Peele does a great impersonation of Obama's voice so his digital doppelganger is even more impressive than the Chinese AI news anchors.

Xinhua further says that the AI anchor has already become a member of the agency's reporting team.

Rather than true AI, however, the Xinhua presenters merely react to text that is fed into their systems, the agency said.