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Chinese state media debuts 'AI' news anchors

TechXplore - Fri 9 Nov 18

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 ...

Real "fake news": China introduces AI news anchor

Gizmag - Thu 8 Nov 18

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 ...

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

The Independent - Thu 8 Nov 18

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

And now for something completely different: Chinese robot news readers

Reuters Technology - Fri 9 Nov 18

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

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

Daily Mail - Thu 8 Nov 18

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.

Chinese news agency adds AI anchors to its broadcast team

Engadget - Thu 8 Nov 18

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, ...

China’s State Press Agency Gets It First ‘AI Anchor’

Ubergizmo - Thu 8 Nov 18

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 ...

China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor'

Techspot - Thu 8 Nov 18

At the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, the country’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, unveiled the “world’s first AI news anchor,” which was created in collaboration with local ...

China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

BBC Technology - Thu 8 Nov 18

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

China’s state-run press agency has created an ‘AI anchor’ to read the news

The Verge - Thu 8 Nov 18

Xinhua, China’s state-run press agency, has unveiled new “AI anchors” — digital composites created from footage of human hosts that read the news using synthesized voices. It’s ...

Watch this creepy AI anchor talk like a real person - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Thu 8 Nov 18

China's state media, Xinhua, debuted its freaky new presenter this week.

China's Xi calls for global cooperation to create 'fairer' internet

Reuters Technology - Tue 6 Nov 18

China's President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for greater global cooperation in developing the internet and make it more "fair and equitable", as Beijing seeks to bolster its global role ...

Debut of China AI Anchor Stirs up Tech Race Debates

Voice of America - Thu 15 Nov 18

China’s state-run Xinhua News has debuted what it called the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) anchor. But the novelty has generated more dislikes than likes online among Chinese ...

Watch China’s new AI anchor read the news

Fastcompany Tech - Thu 8 Nov 18

The anchors, one for the Chinese language and one for the English language, combine the images and voices of real human anchors with artificial intelligence. Xinhua, China’s state-run ...

China debuts artificial intelligence news anchors

The Hindu - Fri 9 Nov 18

Based on the appearances of two flesh-and-blood Chinese news presenters, the computerised avatars read out text that is fed into their system, their mouths moving in tandem ...