Freddie Laker, the CEO of startup company Guide, has designed 21 different avatars that can read content from 70 news websites (Round News is not yet included: P) thanks to an advanced text-to-speech technology.
Laker even pitched his idea during CNBC's Power Pitch where he presented gui.de as an application that will leverage real-time creation of video content with the help of new technologies such as avatars, voice-recognition, text to speech, social media, semantic analysis and many more.
Only a third part of already existing avatars are human and their voice still sounds a little robotic but none-the-less the result is a good quality virtual newscast which can one day compete with television content, and all this is free.
A demo of a cat power-pitching an article is publicly available at the following location: http://app.gui.de/#embeddedView/man-scores-15-million-with-kitten-that-can-read-to-you/anthony/paul/Jungle_4x3_background_new
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