"Hi, I am the English-speaking artificial intelligence responsible for the presentation, this is my first day in the Xinhua news agency, and my voice and appearance are based on real Xinhua leader Zhang Zhao." A few hours ago, a few hours ago, these words were spoken partly of virtual TV broadcasting at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. "Artificial intelligence is officially supported by the leaders of Xinhua," said the Chinese Communist Party press, which employs 10,000 people in the country.
Specifically, Xinhua engineers recorded one of their presentation lip look and movement to modulate them in real time and get him to pronounce any text.
Ability to work continuously
This technology seems to have been inspired by the work of American researchers who were able to create videos containing Barack Obama who never spoke. This performance is related to the artificial intelligence that is able to analyze the individual's voice signal in order to restore it best. To give the presentation a realistic look, the virtual lips are applied to images of a real journalist.
According to South China Morning Post, the state news agency aims to save money rather than achieve technological capability. According to Xinhua, the use of artificial intelligence in the presentation will lead to cost cutting and could help to handle the last-minute information more efficiently. These hybrid presenters have the advantage of working 24 hours a day without holidays.