China’s State-Run Media Introduces World to its AI News Anchor

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The Xinhua media group says the AI anchor can work 24 hours a day collecting and reporting the latest in breaking news.

Look out, Ron Burgundy; AI is coming for your job. China’s state-run press agency Xinhua debuted a new AI news anchor to deliver the day’s most important global news. 

The company created these “AI anchors” from digital composites of human anchors and gave them synthesized voices to deliver the news. Other than those details, the agency has kept the technology used in bringing this anchorman to life under wraps. 

Whatever that technology is, it’s far faster than using standard computer graphics imaging technology to animate each word in real time. 

After watching the video closely a few times,

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