Web Desk: Artificial intelligence (AI) has made such leaps that it’s only natural it be applied to pretty much everything. Recently Chinese Xinhua, China’s state-owned press agency, has presented an ‘Al anchor’ on air.
The news agency debuted their latest hire this week, a news robot.
It is all “artificial intelligence” but it’s making real headlines after Wednesday’s launch at the fifth World Internet Conference in eastern China.
This news “anchor” can work 24 hours a day, and reduces news production costs and improving efficiency as don’t need to be paid a penny, though the AI engineers behind them will need a salary. It probably still works out less expensive though, and it’s certainly more efficient.
In reality, that face he’s pulling is a side effect of animating his mouth and lips but not the cheeks too. But as opposed to CGI, which takes a lot of post production to make, this technique can create a have an AI anchor reading the latest news in the matter of an hour.