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Announcing - NewsShow on Twitch.TV ~ Check out this new 24/7 Live News Channel built on VR Technology!!!


6 days agoSteemit2 min read

It seems like so many of the traditional news channels only cover the President's Tweets.  They don't tell us what's really going on in the world.  So I created my own (hopefully) 24/7 news channel on Twitch.  Here's the link:

It's almost completely automated.  At this point, I only need to refresh the data at least once or twice per day (and soon I think I'll get that part automated too).  It gets the news information online and uses a proprietary artificial intelligence to write the news script based on what it learns from the web.  Then it renders the script with text-to-speech technology into a whole lot of audio files.

The real magic happens inside Second Life (the VR world where the news stream is assembled), that's where one of my game characters is currently reading the news script with those text-to-speech audio files.  I even set up a nice little news desk for them to sit at while they read the news.

The NewsShow Channel is intended to be a parody of traditional news shows.  I'm not trying to compete with the real news.  I'll probably post these news scripts here on Steem for those who prefer to read.  But in the mean time, enjoy the live stream!  And feel free to follow NewsShow on Twitch :)


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