World’s first AI news anchor present a report

China’s press agency, Xinhua, founded its new AI news anchors. “English AI Anchor” debuted Thursday at the World Internet Conference in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province.

The mouth and face of the AI anchors are edited to improve the authenticity of the production, and the anchors can programmed to read the news far quicker than using traditional methods.

Modeled on the agency’s Zhang Zhao presenter, the new anchor learns from live videos and is able to work 24 hours a day, reporting via social media and on the Xinhua 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.

Watch a sample report by Xinhau’s English AI virtual anchor below.

China Xinhua News on Twitter

Xinhua’s first English #AI anchor makes debut at the World Internet Conference that opens in Wuzhen, China Wednesday

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