Virtual News Anchors Hit Airwaves In China

China’s Xinhua News Agency, alongside the Chinese search engine Sogou.com, have revealed what they call the “world’s first artificial intelligence news anchor.” Its appearance, facial expressions, and voice were modeled after the real news anchor Zhang Zhao, using machine learning algorithms that essentially “taught” it to recreate his likeness. The final product, what you see …

Video: A Floating City Appears Above China

Hundreds of people have reportedly witnessed a “city” appear in the skies above China, first on October 7 over Foshan in the Guangdong province, then later in Jiangxi. The above video briefly shows the peculiar phenomenon – strange dark pillars like skyscrapers materialized in the clouds, then vanished a few minutes later.