Meet Sana — India's AI female news anchor

Noor Fatima 10:20 AM | 30 Mar, 2023
Meet Sana — India's AI female news anchor
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Following Chinese artificial intelligence-powered news anchors, the Indian media group ''India Today'' too progressed and presented its audience with an AI female anchor 'Sana.'

The development in mainstream media comes after AI-driven bots showed more efficiency and allowed lesser manpower to produce satisfactory results.

India Today Group’s Vice Chairperson Kalli Purie launched the bot AI during India Today Conclave 2023. Purie described Sana as a "bright, gorgeous, ageless, tireless," robot who can "speak in multiple languages" and is "totally" under his control. 

Aaj Tak AI’s Sana will be rolled out next week bringing daily news updates several times a day in multiple languages. In a new show, Sana will also discuss and explain a specific topic daily, and will also engage with the audience who can ask questions.  

Although this may seem like a setback for many human anchors who have spent years in the media, Purie assured that Sana will not "take away the brilliance of real-life anchors" as they "will be mentoring her."

"Sana will have a human surrogate editor and hopefully company soon,” Purie suggested. 

The Vice Chairperson's hopeful and positive approach toward the mingling of AI and humans comes from his understanding of the future as both "fascinating and frightening".

Talking about how media is constantly criticized Purie worried about the pressure from political parties, business houses, foreign governments, and larger-than-life professionals but he believes that "It is not new and claimed that India Today has never compromised on the story it tells.

“Our credibility is important to us,” remarked Purie.

The 20th edition of India Today Conclave kicked off on Friday and is being held at Taj Palace in New Delhi.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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