Xinhua – the Chinese state news agency is introducing the world to two new members of its newsroom – Artificial Intelligence News Anchors. One speaks Chinese, the other, English. Can you tell which is the real news anchor and which is a computer clone?
These new employees promise to work “tirelessly”, 24/7, something even American News Anchors have yet to achieve.
Wanna know a secret? You can’t be replaced with a computer simulation if you’re an authentic, jump-off-the-screen personality. Only engaging hosts who empathize with viewers will be able to connect with audiences. These guys will do just fine for on-line, news aggregator sites. But the rating remain with the real thing.