The Show Time/source SAYS
South Korean cable channel MBN has virtually replicated one of their news anchors with the power of artificial intelligence (Al) technology.
A recent study revealed that more than 85 million jobs will be redundant in the next five years due to automation.
According to Korea JoongAng Daily, South Korean cable channel MBN became the first broadcaster in the country to report the news with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
MBN has turned its news anchor Kim Ju-ha into an Al entity that is fully controllable by the company.
It is said that the virtual news anchor – dubbed as Al Kim - is almost identical to her human counterpart, both in terms of looks, nuance, and the sound of her voice. Even Kim's usual fiddling of a pen during reporting and other small gestures have been mimicked to close perfection.
"I was created through deep learning 10 hours of video of Kim Ju-ha, learning the details of her voice, the way she talks, facial expressions, the way her lips move, and the way she moves her body," said Al Kim, adding, "I am able to report news exactly the way that anchor Kim Ju-ha would."