TECH

China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

Published: 09 Nov 2018   

Online Desk

The world's first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor made "his" debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east China's Zhejiang Province.   

The news anchor, based on the latest AI technology, has a male image with a voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person. "He" learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor.

The AI news anchor was jointly developed by Xinhua News Agency, the official state-run media outlet of China, and Chinese search engine company Sogou.com.

According to Xinhua, "he" has become a member of its reporting team and can work 24 hours a day on its official website and various social media platforms, reducing news production costs and improving efficiency.

Aug 21 case: 2 former IGPs get HC bail

Aug 21 case: 2 former IGPs get HC bail

The High Court has granted six-month bail to former Inspectors ...

ATM booth security guard found dead in city

ATM booth security guard found dead in city

Police recovered the body of a security guard from an ...

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline blast

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline blast

People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at ...

Barrister Nazmul Huda gets bail

Barrister Nazmul Huda gets bail

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday granted ...

When Swara Bhasker was sexually harassed

When Swara Bhasker was sexually harassed

Swara Bhasker has revealed that she was sexually harassed by ...

'Drug peddler' killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

'Drug peddler' killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

A suspected drug peddler was killed in a 'gunfight' with ...

Israel targets Iranian positions in Syria

Israel targets Iranian positions in Syria

Israel's military says it has started hitting Iranian targets in ...

Free country from corruption, drug abuse, militancy: PM

Free country from corruption, drug abuse, militancy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Home Ministry ...