And now, Chinese news agency brings AI anchors to its broadcast team

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, have the likeness of some of Xinhua’s human anchors, but their voices, facial expressions and mouth movements are synthesized and animated using deep learning techniques.

“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.”

And yeah, these anchors can work 24*7.

Who is worried about the job loss?


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