China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

Publication/Creation Date
November 8 2018
Chris Baraniuk (creator)
Xinhua News Agency (contributor)
Michael Wooldridge (contributor)
University Of Oxford (contributor)
Noel Sharkey (contributor)
University Of Sheffield (contributor)
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China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice.

Xinhua News claims the presenterĀ "can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor", though not everyone may agree.

"Hello, you are watching English news programme," says the English-speaking presenter at theĀ start of his first report.
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Date archived
November 19 2018
Last edited
November 19 2018
How to cite this entry
Chris Baraniuk. (November 8 2018). "China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter". British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). British Broadcasting Corporation BBC. Fabric of Digital Life.