“Last weekend, a second AI news presenter made its debut in India, appearing on the private news channel in Odisha, presenting bulletins in English and Odia – a dialect spoken in the state.”

Hanna Azarya Samosir

The roster of AI anchors has been quietly increasing, typically one country at a time. Synthetic anchors, often based on real-life presenters, first appeared on China’s state TV news network in 2018.

The technology has evolved since then to support believability with increasingly sophisticated actions that mimic human delivery.

This piece from Australia’s ABC News reports on the two synthetic news anchors that debuted recently on two different networks in India.



More countries across Asia are debuting digital artificial intelligence news readers. Could Australia follow suit?
AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION | July 12, 2023 | by Hanna Azarya Samosir