Xinhua News Agency debuts AI anchors in partnership with se…

China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency introduced so-called “composite anchors” on Wednesday, combining the images and voices of human anchors with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The new AI anchors, launched by Xinhua and Beijing-based search engine operator Sogou during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, can deliver the news with “the same effect” as human anchors […]

Lenovo debuts Smart Displays featuring Google Assistant

The first Google Smart Displays devices, from Lenovo, hit stores Thursday. They are similar to Amazon’s Echo Show but with a number of Google services baked in, including Maps, YouTube, Calendar, Duo (a free FaceTime-like video calling service) and Photos. Users can interact with the device with either voice commands or touch gestures. In addition […]