Samsung has been creating up hype for its Neon ‘artificial human’ project, and now it is more transparent as to what that initiative entails. Project head Pranav Mistry has posted a teaser effectively confirming that Neon is nothing less than an effort to create lifelike avatars. The digital beings are based mostly on “captured data,” however, can generate their very own expressions, actions, and sayings in multiple languages. Whereas the static image does not reveal way more than that, some latest discoveries help fill within the gaps.
A series of videos unearthed by Reddit users and compiled by Good Content seems to offer more detail. In not less than one case, Samsung appears to have captured an actor’s likeness and voice to make use of these as the starting point for a Neon avatar — the appearances and expressions are sensible as a result of their initially based on actual people. In terms of their practical purposes, Mistry hinted in the latest LiveMint interview that digitally produced people like these might function as a “virtual news anchor, virtual receptionist, and even an AI-generated film star.” They’d put a warmer, more friendly face on AI assistants that may, in any other case, appear cold and robotic.