What made Star labs and Samsungs’ NEON AI so popular at CES 2020 ?

Published by Raghav Gupta on

Star labs and samsungs’ Neon and its “artificial human” avatars were the first viral hit of CES 2020.

According to the company’s website, Neon is a computationally created virtual being that looks and behaves like a real human, with the ability to show emotions and intelligence.

Neons are not AI assistants, neither an interface to the Internet or a music player. They would act simply as a friend and will be able to speak languages ranging from Spanish to Hindi, from Japanese to English.

Marketed as the first “Artificial Human”, it has been designed to learn new skills and form memories and experiences.

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Unlike AI assistants such as Siri, Bixby and Alexa, Neons are not bots that know everything. Instead, they are human-like avatars that can converse and sympathise just like real humans. The name Neon is derived from NEO (new) + humaN, and Star Labs has some ambitious plans for these.

“Neon is like a new kind of life,” says STAR Labs CEO Pranav Mistry in the release. “There are millions of species on our planet and we hope to add one more. In the near future, one will be able to license or subscribe to a NEON as a service representative, a financial advisor, a healthcare provider, or a concierge. Over time, NEONs will work as TV anchors, spokespeople, or movie actors; or they can simply be companions and friends,” he added.

which seems nice, i guess a revolutionary step towards technology.

These are some samples which were were displayed during CES 2020 at NEON stall.

NEON is basically a humanoid chatbot, which is more likely the artificial human who can chat with you and has integrated emotions and feeling just like humans have.

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Neon’s hype

On Saturday, Mistry tweeted out two photos of what appeared to be an avatar (or “artificial human”) that he called “CORE R3.” And unlisted videos, spotted on Reddit and compiled into a video by the Good Content tech page on YouTube, show various other humanlike avatars that look a lot like real people.

“It can now autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog (even in Hindi), completely different from the original captured data,” Mistry tweeted.

Flying to CES tomorrow, and the code is finally working 🙂 Ready to demo CORE R3. It can now autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog (even in Hindi), completely different from the original captured data.

Although much information about NEON’s Software is not provided at the point of time buit is expected to replace samsung’s Bibxy in samsung phones.

 



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