Here comes the plague of AI newscasters

Once upon a time, a news anchor/newscaster was an ultra-prestigious job. Whoever held one of those gigs had to above all be trustworthy. Viewers/listeners needed to believe them and understand what they were being told was what was really happening in the world. This was the era of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather.

But now we have AI. Perfect-looking avatars are taking the place of real humans on newscasts. China has been out front on this for the last couple of years. And now it’s spreading. Check out this from a company called Channel 1. Is anyone else concerned about this?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • Further proof, that if you are a college university and still are taking money from people for “radio and television arts” programs, you are stealing from them!

    There might be some kind of future in podcasting, or some other small scale thing, but as far as the future of the industry, AI and other technologies could easily eliminate 90% of the on air workforce in the next five years.


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