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Luxi

China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

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Luxi

Just when one thought Chinese news reporting couldn't get any worse...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46136504
 

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

...Xinhua says the presenters can "work" 24 hours a day on its website and social media channels, "reducing news production costs".

 

 

The Chinese bot sounds much better than the (allegedly) English, but a 4 seconds sample without challenging words like 'Panama' (stress on 2nd syllable) isn't convincing enough 

全球首个“AI合成主播”在新华社上岗

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roddy
41 minutes ago, Luxi said:

Xinhua News claims the presenter "can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor"

Man, that's a low bar. 

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vellocet

Did it pass the highest level of Mandarin test?  Otherwise it's illegal to read the news.  

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li3wei1

They programmed the English one to mispronounce Chinese words. Very realistic!

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