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Source: xinhua

This CGI News Anchor's Chilling Gaze Is Scaring People for Multiple Reasons

By Mustafa Gatollari

There are a lot of things that we sacrifice for the sake of efficiency, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say these Chinese CGI news anchors controlled by AI take things just a bit too far.

For example, I get it when a business cuts back on expensive corporate retreats and removing cool startup perks like frozen yogurt bars and Dance Dance Revolution machines and instead puts that money into research and development.

All of those moves make sense. But when a country like China — which isn't too friendly towards journalists reporting on government and corporate corruption — busts out a computer-programmed news anchor under the guise of cutting costs it's a bad look.