The information about Samsung’s Neon project has finally surfaced in the web. According to The Verge, the technology allows to generate “a computationally created virtual being that looks and behaves like a real human, with the ability to show emotions and intelligence”, that is meant to be instrumental for both entertainment and business purposes.
Some details on the project were revealed by Neon CEO and developer Pranav Mistry in the following tweet:
“There are millions of species on our planet, and we hope to add one more, Neons will be our friends, collaborators, and companions, continually learning, evolving and forming memories from their interactions,” – he added in the related press release.
More information about the project will be available at the oncoming CES 2020 tech show in Las Vegas. However, last Saturday, Mistry publicized two photos of an “artificial human” presumably called “CORE R3” and some related demonstrational videos showing the process of generation of the avatars. It is also known that all the avatars are AI-powered.
Mistry hopes that his “digital humanoids” stand a chance of becoming a “real hit”. Perhaps, they could even be starring in movies, or run TV shows and news programs, the developer believes.