Entrepreneur gets $1.5 million with avatars that can read news


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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