Have you noticed some changes on your news channels or seen some new news anchors on TV or social media? Do they seem to be a little more perfect in every way? If yes, welcome to the revolutionary world of AI news anchors, a new tech trend that’s making waves across the globe on TV and social media, including right here in India!
Artificial intelligence (AI) is basically a computer system that mimics human intelligence, learning from the pieces of information and data humans provide and improving over time. Now, just imagine if your computer is dressed up like a human being and reading the evening news for you in your language. It feels like we are talking about some fiction movie plot, but it is all happening right in front of us.
Earlier this year, India Today introduced Sana, India’s first AI news anchor, to the world. Following closely, Odisha TV unveiled Lisa, the first regional AI news anchor capable of speaking in English and the regional language, Odia. And it’s not happening just in India. From Indonesia’s TVOne’s trio of AI presenters to China’s 24/7 AI anchors, AI is quickly changing the news channels.
Nitish Barole is the founder of Youth for Resilience, a youth-led organization working on disaster risk reduction, climate action and SDGs. He has worked with the U.N., government agencies and grassroots organizations to build resilience through disaster education, community work and capacity development.