/China’s AI News Anchoring Illustrates the Dystopian Future Of Journalism

China’s AI News Anchoring Illustrates the Dystopian Future Of Journalism

Key idea: Named Xin Xiaomeng, the perfectly coiffed broadcaster was developed jointly by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou,

Original author and publication date: Aratrika Dutta (Analytics Insight) – November 18, 2022

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Bye bye, journalism. It was nice to get to know you during so many years.

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The most trending news at the moment is China launching the first-ever Artificial Intelligence news anchor in the world. Tech enthusiasts are truly enthralled by this magnificent launch. If you are also excited to know about the debut of this news anchor, you are at the right place. Do not skip a word and read till the end for all the deets of this fascinating English-speaking AI news anchor.

Dystopian? Maybe not. But it is unsettling for those who are reporting. Named Xin Xiaomeng, the perfectly coiffed broadcaster was developed jointly by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou, and was shown off in a video on social media. Apart from a few stiff facial muscles, Xiaomeng is remarkably life-like, complete with hand adjustments while on camera, and just enough on-cue blinking. The computer-generated journalist was modeled after real-life Xinhua news anchor Qu Meng, whose voice and image provided inspiration for developers.

Self Learning Anchors
According to a report by KalingaTV, these artificial intelligence anchors can work non-stop throughout the day. They are developed in a way that they have the capability to work 24 hours around the clock. Their mode of working is learning and gathering information from different live videos and then speaking like a real anchor. The anchor can properly themselves as a professional.

The state-run Xinhua news agency also shared two pieces of news from the AI broadcaster on the Twitter account. While one report presents China talking about the launch of the first Mars probe back in 2020. And the other news is about thanking the Chinese journalists, sending them good wishes, and paying tribute to them.

This amazing debut of the news anchor truly shows the advancement of technology and how it is dominating the entire world.

There has always been a conversation about whether artificial intelligence will take over the world and lead to many job losses. Well, it is only a matter of time to find it out.

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