CHINA GETS AN AI NEWS ANCHOR
Chinese News Agency Xinhua has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) anchor, and claimed it to be a world’s first. This new anchor learns from the videos and able to work 24Hrs a day, reported on social media and Xinhua’s official 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.
“The development of the media industry calls for continuous innovation and deep integration with the international advanced technologies,” the AI anchor said in his first broadcast.
“I will work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts will be typed into my system uninterrupted. I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences.”
Xinhua developed the AI robot anchor with chinese search engine Sogou.com and posted two more reports from the AI broadcaster on it’s twitter feed..
“Before we go, I’d like to send my good wishes to all of the journalists across the country. As an AI anchor under development I know there is a lot for me to improve,” he said.