Samsung reveals AI-powered digital avatar Neon

Neon is like a new kind of life.

Samsung’s Star Labs on Tuesday unveiled Neon as its latest artificial intelligence (AI) powered project at Consumer Electronics Show 2020. The company claimed that it is able to “converse and sympathize” like real people and will have the ability to show emotions and intelligence.

Samsung reveals AI-powered digital avatar Neon
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According to the California-based unit of the South Korean giant, the technology allows for the creation of customized digital beings which can appear on displays or video games and could be designed to be “TV anchors, spokespeople, or movie actors” or simply “companions and friends.”

While promoting the life-like AI, the company also mentioned that these are 100% visually real, “like you and me” and “existing among us from all walks of life.”  If we put this into simple words, these AI-powered digital avatars are not an AI assistant, neither an interface to the internet nor a music player, but “simply, a friend.”

Pranav Mistry, chief executive of the lab, in a tweet said, “It can now autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog (even in Hindi), completely different from the originally captured data.”

To focus on the word Artificial Intelligence, the Neon lab has been tweeting out teasers as its LinkedIn page says, “Neon is bringing science fiction to reality. It is home to the best of the best scientists, mathematicians, engineers, strategists, and designers from all around the globe, with the mission to imagine and create a better future for all.” 


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