The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - World -

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.

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