Artificial intelligence applications seem to be growing, developing, and advancing at an extremely fast pace. We witnessed them first be able to hold conversations with us in chat programs. Then they were able to make original works of art, such as paintings, images, novels, and screenplays. And now it seems they could potentially become replacements for human news anchors. I keep waiting for the day when SkyNet becomes real and the T-1000 is sent back through time to find and kill Sarah Connor so the machines can end the resistance before it begins.
I really hope someone out there got the reference.
According to Breitbart News, Channel 1, a company that is based in Los Angeles, is claiming it is going to be the first news network to use news anchors generated by artificial intelligence programs beginning in 2024. This proves it, ladies and gentlemen. You do not have to possess a human brain in order to read the news off a teleprompter.
Here are more details from the report:
The Daily Mail reports that Channel 1, an LA-based news channel hoping to launch in the near future, is planning to introduce AI news anchors. These AI-generated anchors, set to debut as early as February on ad-supported streaming platforms like Crackle, Tubi, and Pluto, represent a significant shift in news broadcasting.
The AI anchors are created using a blend of digital doubles and animated faces, designed to mimic real human behavior and expressions. However, despite their naturalistic hand gestures, a closer examination reveals a number of irregularities like longer fingers and more than five fingers on each hand. It seems AI continues to struggle with hand generation.
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Additionally, while the AI anchors’ eyes blink, they lack emotional expression, giving a somewhat vacant look. These factors, coupled with their ability to read news in multiple languages, including Greek and Tamil, have raised concerns about the authenticity and emotional depth of AI-delivered news.
Well, now. Is this making anyone else feel extremely uncomfortable? There are some serious implications for the application of evolving technology that has reached this level of sophistication. If they can use AI to create news anchors, how can we ever trust footage supposedly captured and aired during nightly broadcasts? Can’t this technology be used to create and craft false narratives, frame someone for a crime they didn’t commit, or even worse? This looks way too real in my opinion.
This technological advancement could have further implications for an already struggling news industry, potentially leading to the loss of jobs for reporters and anchors if the corporate media adopts the technology at leftist outlets like CNN.
Channel 1 plans to source its news content from three primary avenues: partnerships with legacy news outlets, commissioned freelance journalists, and AI-generated reports based on trusted official sources such as public records and government documents. This approach aims to balance technological innovation with credible news sourcing, although concerns remain about the authenticity — and potential legality — of AI-generated content.
Music, novels, images, that’s all one thing. But when you can use AI to create realistic looking individuals who can think and speak for themselves, well, I believe that’s a rather slippery slope we should avoid. After all, isn’t that what science-fiction films and books have been warning us about for decades?
Man should not play God.
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