Xinhua presents AI anchors at News Agencies World Congress

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-15 21:06:56|Editor: Xiang Bo
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SOFIA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China's official Xinhua News Agency presented its artificial intelligence (AI) news anchors at the sixth News Agencies World Congress here on Friday.

Of the three anchors, One speaks English, one Chinese, and another Russian.

The voice, gesture, lip movement, body shape of the AI anchors can help them pass almost for the real ones.

The "lady" speaking Chinese said "her" name is Xin Xiaomeng. Lisa, the Russian version, was jointly developed by Xinhua, Russia's TASS news agency and Sogou.

African News Agency CEO Grant Fredericks told Xinhua that AI is the future of where we are heading and he was pleased with Xinhua's innovations.

"We are happy to be allied with an agency like Xinhua, and see how we could possibly use its AI solutions," he said.

Elizaveta Zelenskaya, the prototype of Lisa, also a specialist of the international relations department at TASS, told Xinhua during the presentation that the anchor fills her with "pride."

Last November, Xinhua released the world's first AI news anchor at the fifth World Internet Conference in China's Zhejiang Province.