First AI newsreader

IN a world first, a Chinese state news agency has created a virtual newsreader that works 24/7 and says whatever it is told to.

The AI’s looks are closely modelled on a real news anchor, and its lips are matched to frame each word that is programmed to come out of its mouth.

The agency jokes that he works 24/7 without taking any overtime.

Xinhua News claims the presenter can “read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor”.

In an introductory video, the software says: ”I will work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts will be typed into my system uninterrupted.

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