An unusual employee has appeared on Chinese TV - a virtual TV news presenter, which is completely artificial cyber simulation. The project is a joint creation of the Xinhua media resource and Sogou, the owner of the local search engine of the same name.
For the first time, an AI TV presenter was presented at an international IT conference in Wuchzhen. The appearance of a computer reporter is generated based on the appearance of a real person. The conference participants noted the strong resemblance of a computer simulation to a real person.
The creators of the project believe that the virtual reporter copes with the news announcement as effectively as a professional announcer. The cyber presenter is capable of self-learning thanks to special built-in software algorithms. In the video with the participation of the AI presenter, you can see that his appearance, facial expressions and facial expressions look quite realistic, but he is given out by speech, which sounds a little unnatural and monotonous.
According to the Xinhua news agency, the AI reporter has already joined the full-time team of local reporters. The new "employee" is efficient 24 hours a day and can go on the air at any time. It can be found on the agency's official website, on the Internet TV platform, on various social resources and mobile applications. There are reports that the news agency has created two versions of the AI hosts - for Chinese and English-speaking viewers.
Thanks to the artificial intelligence digital reporter, the Chinese news agency can broadcast news programs non-stop daily. According to representatives of the agency, the virtual TV presenter allows you to realize many prospects associated not only with reducing the cost of producing daily news TV programs, but also reducing the time for preparing an issue, thereby working on the efficiency and timeliness of notification of important events. In the future, they plan to improve the project to the point where it will be an impossible task to find the differences between a real and a computer TV reporter.
The Topic of Article: Artificial intelligence tries its hand at the profession of a TV reporter.