As China develops AI-enabled nuclear submarines, a dystopian surveillance apparatus, and trains their "brightest children" to develop AI "killer bots," they're also about to put newscasters out of a job.
Meet Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua's newest anchor: an artificial intelligence which never sleeps - and uses deep learning techniques to appear more human.
"AI anchors have officially become members of the Xinhua News Agency reporting team," said the agency, adding "They will work with other anchors to bring you authoritative, timely and accurate news information in both Chinese and English."
The new AI anchors, launched by Xinhua and Beijing-based search engine operator Sogou during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, can deliver the news with “the same effect” as human anchors because the machine learning programme is able to synthesise realistic-looking speech, lip movements and facial expressions, according to a Xinhua news report on Wednesday. -SCMP
As SCMP notes, AI anchors may save television networks millions of dollars if the AI anchors go mainstream.
Celebrity anchors are regarded as important assets at major news networks in the US. The highest paid news anchor, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, is reportedly paid US$100 million a year, while Diane Sawyer at ABC and Sean Hannity at Fox News earn US$80 million each. Celebrity anchors in China are generally paid a lot less because they work for state-run TV stations but they often earn extra money from product endorsements and book sales. -SCMP
And while you won't get those off-the-cuff quips from the likes of a Rachel Maddow-bot, or a juicy argument with the President of the United States from a Jim Acosta-bot, the digital anchors can provide a constant feed of nonstop information for those pinwheel-eyed news junkies out there.
According to Xinhua, the AI-anchor is a "breakthrough in the field of global AI synthesis," in that it merges real-time audio and video with AI-learned mannerisms. Search engine Sogou - which researches and develops AI, is providing the base technology for the program.
meanwhile whitecucks need 100 years to use 200 years old tech because muh morality
Googles TTS network wavenet is centuries ahead of the chink copy, it actually sounds extremely human, almost indistinguishable from the real thing. This is actually bad "China numba wahn!" propaganda, mixed with years old deep learning research.
Good job China.
I'm watching you, you sewage gutter oil rat. You've made chink propaganda thread yesterday and the day before. Don't you fucking dare to even think that your little commie "culture" propaganda will be left unnoticed.
lol, you don't use it. You only lambast it for the world to see in order to create an illusion that you have some "power", while you filthy chinks live in shitter streets, hunt wild dogs for food, breath the "clean" ash air on daily basis and pray to your dead chink so you wont be sent to labor camp. But I'm sure your sorry filthy ass is worth to be sent, you can feel "proud" on working for your party. 六四天安门事件 1989年天安门广场大屠杀 1989年天安門廣場大屠殺
you're right, I'll stop watching anime and watch porn instead.
Remmber Max Headroom? Would have been hilarious to have Tay.ai be a talking head.
40% of zoomers regularly watch anime
That one is the intro and outro from the TV movie, this video has actual funny clips from the TV show.
Why didn't they pick a girl? The acceptance rate of fake news would sky rocket.
So this is why fake news meme pisses them off so much.
The media corporations will no longer have to worry about their host going off message.
The CCP is only legitimate as long as they are able to maintain the illusion of real prosperity. It's only a matter of time before the consequences of all the misallocation of resources that happens under CCP jurisdiction starts to be felt by the majority of even the normie population. If you think that their shoddy shit tier "surveillance state" can actually prevent a Chink uprising, you have never been to China. The Commie Scum are operating on borrowed time and their options for expanding credit are hitting a hard wall. Some of them at the top realize this which is why you see the government regressing to a tin pot dictatorship. They are preparing for economic collapse.
literally nothing whatsoever to do with AI stupid fucking chinks stupid fucking arstechnica-worshiping normalfag fucktards It's a CG news anchor on top of a TTS stuffed with articles written by interns, and they say so in the goddamned article, fuck all of you, fuck everything on this gay earth