Home / News

Tianjin University unveils AI-based news broadcaster | Updated: 2019-05-16 15:14

Tianjin University unveils AI-based news broadcaster

Hai Xiaotang at the World Intelligence Congress [Provided to]

Tianjin University has unveiled an AI-based news broadcaster, the first of its kind in Chinese colleges, at the third World Intelligence Congress held from May 16 to 19 in the northern coastal city of Tianjin.

The artificial news presenter, named Hai Xiaotang, was created in collaboration with Huiyan Tech based on end-to-end deep learning speech synthesis technology, said Wang Longbiao, a professor from the College of Intelligence and Computing at Tianjin University.

“We developed a set of sound teaching materials and asked a female news presenter at the university to train it to speak,” said Wang.

Wang said the artificial news presenter has already surpassed its teacher. In a 2,000-word competition, it presented news in a natural and fluent way without any mistakes while its human rival stumbled twice with her lines.

The results come from Tianjin University’s good foundation and strengths in cognitive computing, speech signal processing, machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, computer vision and natural language processing, all of which are related to artificial intelligence.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349