Customised Newscasts with ‘Virtual’ Anchors

CNN reports on a new system from Northwestern University that creates a daily virtual news show based on topics the user chooses.

They report:

For no cost, users of newsatseven.com choose topics that interest them ranging from weather to international news. The system then searches for relevant articles from established news sites and rewords them in spoken word format.

The News at Seven service officially launches on 29 October, but you can have a sneak preview at the site & view the two virtual anchors presenting a story.

Read the CNN article.

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