News Anchors Are Now Being Replaced With Artificial Intelligence
This is Not Creepy at All
China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has unveiled the newest member to its team. Two AI ( Artificial Intelligence ) reporters/anchors. One speaks English while the other speaks Chinese. At first glance they look like real humans. On closer examination, you can tel that their voices, facial expressions and mouth movements are synthesized and animated. “AI anchors have officially become members of the Xinhua News Agency reporting team,” the agency said. “They will work with other anchors to bring you authoritative, timely and accurate news information in both Chinese and English.”
China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has unveiled its new ‘AI news anchors’ which will be broadcasting across the company’s TV and web platforms.
Feels like a working progress but it's clear AI takeover is real. pic.twitter.com/mETIpyEhIB
— Augustine Sang 🇰🇪 (@Sang_254) November 9, 2018
According to South China Morning Post, the AI news anchors can be watched through Xinhua’s English and Chinese apps, its TV webpage and its WeChat public account. search engine company Sogou, provides the data to the Artificial Intelligence. You can clearly see that there is still a lot of work to do in the space of AI news anchors. At some point I am sure AI will take my position of writing.
How will we evolve as humans with all the normal things we do, now becoming replaceable by robots and other technology? Let us discuss in the comments below.