Oh my goodness. The weather segment on City News Vancouver is a guy sitting next to a computer screen and jumping between various browser tabs to show different maps. He also referred to British Columbia as Alberta.
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Posted 19 December 2022 - 01:36 PM
"We are pleased to announce that Richard Gray, Interim VP, News is assigned to the role on a permanent basis. Michael Melling has been reassigned to VP Shared Services, and will not be returning to CTV's news operations," read an internal memo sent to staff.
The memo was signed by Rob Malcolmson, executive vice-president and chief legal and regulatory officer, and Nikki Moffat, CHRO and executive vice-president, corporate services.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 December 2022 - 01:36 PM.
Posted 14 June 2023 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 14 June 2023 - 12:59 PM
The potential for AI to replace news anchors is a topic of discussion and speculation. While it is difficult to predict the future with absolute certainty, I can provide you with some insights.
AI has made significant advancements in natural language processing, voice synthesis, and facial animation, which could contribute to the creation of AI-powered news anchors. Already, we have seen experiments and developments in this area, where AI-generated news anchors have been used in certain contexts.
Advantages of AI news anchors include their ability to work 24/7 without fatigue, consistency in delivery, and the potential for language localization. Additionally, AI can analyze vast amounts of data quickly, potentially enhancing the accuracy and speed of news reporting.
However, there are some challenges and limitations. While AI can deliver news with proper pronunciation and intonation, it may lack the human touch, emotional connection, and contextual understanding that human news anchors can provide. News anchors often bring their expertise, experience, and personal perspectives to the table, which might be difficult for AI to replicate convincingly.
Furthermore, public perception and trust play a significant role in news consumption. Some viewers might prefer human news anchors due to their relatability, authenticity, and ability to convey empathy. Trust in AI-generated news anchors could take time to establish and could be influenced by concerns such as bias, accountability, and ethical considerations.
It's also worth noting that while AI could potentially replace news anchors for certain types of news delivery, there will likely continue to be a demand for human news anchors in more nuanced and complex reporting, interviews, and analysis.
In summary, while AI could play a role in news delivery and presentation, fully replacing human news anchors is not imminent. The integration of AI in news production will likely involve a combination of AI and human collaboration to leverage the strengths of both.
Both the above are AI generated, just now.
They better hit Twitter and start actually providing information and accounts of what is going on in the world. The big corporate media doesn't need flesh and bone to spread propaganda for much longer.
Edited by dasmo, 14 June 2023 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 14 June 2023 - 01:09 PM
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Posted 14 June 2023 - 01:09 PM
AI should write the first draft.
Humans check it.
That's the way now. Soon it will just be integrated into word like a spell checker. Just type in the idea and then start telling it to make changes. like "make it more hip"...
AI replacing news anchors? It's a hot topic! While it's hard to say for sure, AI has been making big strides in language processing and voice synthesis. We've already seen AI-generated news anchors in action. They work 24/7, stay consistent, and can crunch loads of data real quick. But hold up! AI news anchors might lack that human touch, emotional connection, and real-world understanding. Trust is key, and some peeps prefer human anchors for their relatability and authenticity. Plus, ethical concerns and bias issues can make people skeptical. Bottom line? AI might take over some news delivery, but completely replacing human anchors? Not so fast. We'll probably see a mix of AI and human collaboration to get the best of both worlds. Stay tuned!
Posted 14 June 2023 - 01:11 PM
With news it will just be generated for you at the time of looking based on your digital footprint. It feels like that now if you search a topic.
Posted 14 June 2023 - 01:16 PM
So one persons search will yield this
The question of AI replacing news anchors brings forth serious contemplation. The advancements in AI, particularly in natural language processing, voice synthesis, and facial animation, have sparked discussions about the potential role of AI in news delivery. AI-generated news anchors have emerged, capable of relentless and consistent reporting, bolstered by their ability to swiftly analyze vast amounts of data.
However, we must carefully consider the implications. The human touch, emotional connection, and contextual understanding that human news anchors bring to their reporting may be challenging for AI to replicate convincingly. Trust, a cornerstone of news consumption, may require time to establish with AI-generated anchors, as concerns related to bias, accountability, and ethical considerations come to the forefront.
It is crucial to recognize the significant role that human news anchors play in providing expertise, experience, and personal perspectives. Their relatability, authenticity, and capacity to convey empathy contribute to the trust viewers place in them. While AI may have its place in certain aspects of news delivery, the complexity of nuanced reporting, interviews, and analysis may continue to require human involvement.
In conclusion, the complete replacement of human news anchors by AI is not an imminent scenario. The integration of AI in news production is more likely to involve a collaborative approach, leveraging the strengths of both AI and human anchors. Striking a balance between technology and human expertise is vital as we navigate the evolving landscape of news dissemination.
and the next this
Embrace the dawn of a new era, where AI assumes the mantle of news anchors, heralding a positive shift in the realm of information delivery. The remarkable progress in AI, particularly in natural language processing, voice synthesis, and facial animation, offers a promising future for news reporting.
Imagine AI-generated news anchors tirelessly working around the clock, their unwavering consistency setting a new standard in journalism. Armed with the ability to swiftly analyze vast amounts of data, they enhance the accuracy and speed of news reporting, delivering information with unmatched efficiency.
In this transformation, the strengths of AI shine. AI news anchors bring forth a realm of possibilities: language localization, personalized news delivery, and real-time fact-checking. With AI at the helm, the barriers of time and geographical constraints dissolve, enabling news to reach audiences with unparalleled accessibility and speed.
While acknowledging the significance of human news anchors and their unique qualities, we must embrace the potential of AI. By harnessing the power of AI technology, we unlock new dimensions in news reporting, fostering a deeper understanding of complex topics through data-driven insights.
Trust in AI-generated news anchors can grow as we address concerns of bias, accountability, and ethical considerations. With proper safeguards and transparency, AI can strengthen public confidence by providing objective, impartial reporting, unswayed by human subjectivity.
Let us welcome this evolution, where AI and human collaboration propel news reporting to new heights. The integration of AI in news production offers an exciting fusion of human expertise and AI capabilities, resulting in a harmonious partnership that revolutionizes the way we consume and engage with information.
As we embark on this transformative journey, we recognize that AI's ascendancy in news delivery brings about a bright future, expanding our horizons and redefining the boundaries of news reporting.
Depending on what will get more click-through.....
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Posted 14 June 2023 - 01:57 PM
The national news in China is currently presented by AI, and not a human newscaster; and there is a firm in Texas proposing to develop AI "dj's" which not surprisingly is eliciting a lot of groans from my Vancouver radio friends - although mostly they are hugely gratified to be retired since the industry is but a shadow of what it once was and that particular landscape is about to undergo a massive transformation, like much of the MSM media.
Posted 14 June 2023 - 02:01 PM
Posted 14 June 2023 - 04:11 PM
The personalities page has half the staff gone
From their twitter accounts
Jordan Cunningham gone
Warren Dean gone
no Vancouver Island news at 5. A new shorter Vancouver Island news cast between 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm will start soon, repeating at 6 pm.
Edited by UDeMan, 14 June 2023 - 04:23 PM.
Posted 14 June 2023 - 04:48 PM
Not remotely defending them because I cannot stand BCE however that said the reality is that standard network news delivered on the MSM TV platform as we have known it since we were kids, has been a big money pit for several years now.
Although her dismissal was a textbook case in what *not* to do in terms of PR, $$$$ was at the very heart of why Lisa LaFlamme was let go last year - it had nothing to do with the color of her hair, or her age, but the fact that the news format was bleeding red ink all over the landscape and she was the highest paid, highest profile news broadcaster on the Bell payroll. MSM radio especially on the AM dial has been canning its highest paid on air people for years. Its always comes down to the money in this industry. Always. Just ask the ex-Corus people from the last 10-15 years....
I see also today Bell killed their foreign bureaus altogether including London, sharply cut back even the Washington DC presence, and among others Tom Walters and Paul Workman are both gone (wow!), as are Joyce Napier (chief Ottawa correspondent) and many other very familiar names including Rosa Hwang who was Laflamme's executive/ producer when Laflamme was let go. Sad, but not surprising.
Posted 14 June 2023 - 10:25 PM
Calls to CTV Vancouver Island managing editor Scott Cunningham were not returned Wednesday, but only he, Amber Schinkel, Adam Sawatsky, Todd Coyne, Yvonne Raymond, Robert Buffam, and Brendan Strain were listed on the station’s website. In March, the page included 13 people.
Weatherman Warren Dean, 5 p.m. news anchor Jordan Cunningham, and north Island videographer Gord Kurbis all acknowledged on Twitter that they were no longer employed by CTV.
“I always thought it would be A.I. that phased me out of this job,” Jordan Cunningham wrote. “Nope, just economics.”
Management positions at BCE are also being slashed by six per cent, while there will also be 20 per cent fewer executive roles in the company compared with 2020.
About 30 per cent of the positions being eliminated are current vacancies that won’t be filled.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 June 2023 - 10:25 PM.
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Posted 15 June 2023 - 06:46 AM
And yet we continue to graduate huge numbers of students in journalism, Makes one wonder.
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Posted 15 June 2023 - 08:47 AM
CTV Vancouver Island's "hyper local" 4:30pm newscast will be anchored in Vancouver:
The newsroom’s core group of reporters will cover Greater Victoria and all of Vancouver Island, delivering content for Vancouver Island’s #1 website and the new hyper-local newscast. It will be anchored out of the CTV Vancouver Broadcast Hub, by longtime islander Andrew Johnson.
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