Chinese News agency unveils……first robot news anchors!

In what could be a massive revolution in the media industry via technology, China’s news agency Xinhua has unveiled the world’s first robot news anchors.

This development reflects a state-directed embrace of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), with a huge investment of $1 trillion.

Called the “AI Synthetic Anchors“, one for Chinese and one for English news, the were developed along with Sogou Inc, a Beijing-based creator of search engines and voice-recognition technology.

The AI Synthetic Anchor has officially become part of the Xinhua reporting team. He will work together with other anchors to bring you authoritative, timely and accurate¬†news¬†and information in Chinese and English,” Xinhua said.

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The emergence of robot news anchors can mean only one thing.

The radio/television media stream will be changed…forever.

Once a media house adopts all operations to artificial intelligence, this could lead to a massive pruning of personnel since functions would be fully automated.

 

 

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