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China: This news anchor is an artificial intelligence

This virtual creature, developed by Chinese researchers, is able to react to live videos and read texts as naturally as a real anchor.

The official news agency Xinhua (New China) and search engine company Sogou.com presented, at the fifth world internet conference in Zhejiang province, the first television presenter exploiting the latest resources in artificial intelligence.

This creature that appears in the skylight takes the form, voice, facial expressions and actions of a man. Better still, this virtual “Anchorman” is able to react autonomously to live videos and read texts just as naturally as a real professional…

The first characters from artificial intelligence will operate on different channels of Xinhua, including English and Chinese applications of the news agency, on the public account WeChat (large Chinese social network) or on the web page of its television channel.

No kidding, Xinhua said that this presenter was now a full member of his team. With a significant asset, which would make the Western media scream: he can work 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Amine Benkeroum

A 26 yo geek from Morocco, who loves innovation, startups, new technologies and meet smart people to improve my skills and build new technologies.

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