The Philippines will have their first Artificial Intelligence (AI) sportscasters debut in the upcoming NCAA Season 99.
Named as Maia and Marco, these two are AI sportscasters that will deliver sports news both locally and internationally. They will also appear in the NCAA Season 99.
Maia and Marco were generated through text-to-speech voice synthesis, deep-learning face animation, and image generation.
“The introduction of the first AI sportscasters by GMA Integrated News is a groundbreaking initiative that significantly impacts our objective of ‘Mas malaking misyon, mas malawak na paglilingkod sa bayan.’ It aligns with our mission to serve all communities within the nation and promote inclusivity in our reporting,” said by Oliver Amoroso, GMA Senior Vice President and Head of Integrated News, Regional TV, and Synergy.
“GMAIN’s adoption of AI technology also demonstrates our commitment to innovation in journalism. We embrace emerging technologies to stay at the forefront of the media industry by providing our audience with a modern and engaging sports news experience,” Amoroso stated.