The world’s first AI news anchor has finally, made its first presence in China.
During the fifth World Internet Conference organized in China’s Zhejiang Province, the Chinese Government state-run news agency Xinhua News introduces the first male AI news anchor who can continuously read the news for 24 hours and can do facial expression as well as like a real anchors do.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 7, 2018
The AI anchor was jointly developed by Chinese search engine company Sogou.com and Xinhua News Agency and can read news in English as well as Mandarin language.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 8, 2018
According to Xinhua, “The AI anchor has now become the member of its reporting team and can work 24 hours a day on its official websites and various social media platforms, reducing news production costs and improving efficiency.”