IT’S FAKE NEWS … READERS
China’s state-run broadcaster Xinhua has unveiled new “artificial intelligence” anchors, combining digitally manipulated faces of real TV newsreaders with synthesised voices.
The so-called “composite anchors” were launched by Xinhua and Chinese search engine Sogou at the World internet Conference in Wuzhen
on Wednesday, the South China Morning Post reported.
The anchors use machine learning to synthesise realistic speech, lip movements and facial expressions to be able to deliver the news with “the same effect” as real humans.
The AI anchors are now live across Xinhua’s internet and mobile platforms, apps, social media and online TV.
An AI anchor.