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AI Virtual Humans in Broadcast News (246)

Marc Scarpa -- Founder and CEO
Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

StoryTech -- CEO and Founder

Virtual humans are emerging as a game-changing phenomenon, especially in the news and the journalism category. In this fireside chat, we’ll talk with Marc Scarpa, CEO and founder of Defiance Media, as he shares his company’s approach to creating a custom virtual news anchor, Raxana, and how Defiance has built a bespoke virtual studio for around-the-clock broadcast news. Rather than focus on deepfakes and fake news, Marc will share the benefits of leveraging AI, along with human expertise, to accurately produce stories in reduced production times and costs and to deliver around the clock video programming in up to 30 languages.

Takeaways from this session:

  • Leveraging AI for production efficiencies
  • Strategic approaches to virtual humans
  • Turning text to videos


  • Marc Scarpa, Founder and CEO,
  • Moderator Lori H. Schwartz, CEO and Founder, StoryTech