UAE – Mubasher: Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) and Chinese Sogou Inc. on Sunday jointly announced the development of the first AI News Anchor that will present news in Arabic and English on ADM’s channels, ADM said in a statement.
This reflects ADM’s ongoing efforts to utilize the latest technologies and Sogou’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.
“The AI News Anchor is the first Arabic-speaking in the world with the ability to interact through facial expressions with the Arabic language,” the statement highlighted.
The announcement follows the partnership agreement signed between ADM and Sogou, in cooperation with the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.
“The use of artificial intelligence and technological tools in the media sector will result in a qualitative leap forward within the media landscape in the UAE and the wider region. The use of these advanced solutions will benefit the industry by enriching media content, supporting media research, and providing new opportunities for young professionals to build new skill sets suited to future media channels,” Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of Artificial Intelligence, said.
Al Olama pointed out that such developments are in line with the UAE government's strategy of developing unique new models and systems.
With Sogou's technology, textual input can be transformed into corresponding lip movements, providing users with a highly customizable interactive experience.
“Through this agreement, Abu Dhabi Media will develop this technology and present it to its audience, enhancing the company's presence and the quality of its content, further bolstering its leading position as one of the most prestigious media establishments in the region and the world,” Ali Bin Tamim, director general of ADM, commented.
It is worth noting that the UAE will host “Ai Everything” summit on Tuesday, 30 April, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
The summit is considered the world’s primary artificial intelligence summit that aims at empowering global dialogue on the future of government, business, and society.