News Asharq News debuts AI anchor on air

LONDON: A multilingual AI lookalike of Asharq News anchor Hadil Eleyan has been debuted by the channel on air.

The AI version of the Saudi-based channel’s anchor can speak languages including Russian, Spanish and Mandarin during live broadcasts.

The multi-platform Arabic news channel unveiled the service during its Monday evening show, “Colours of the East.”

Steven Cheak, director of creative services at Asharq News, described the AI presenter as a “symbiotic relationship between artificial intelligence and human ingenuity.”