Photo credit: Pranav Mistry
Samsung “Neon” project leader Pranav Mistry has confirmed that the project aims to create lifelike avatars using artificial intelligence. These virtual humans are based on captured data, but can generate their own expressions, movements and dialog in multiple languages. Mistry belives that one day soon a digital human could extend its role to become a part of our everyday lives, whether it be a virtual news anchor, virtual receptionist, or even an AI-generated film star. Read more for the leaked video and additional information.
One clear example of a highly developed lifelike avatar would be in the movie Blade Runner 2049, when Officer K develops a relationship with his AI hologram companion, Joi. Just how close is Samsung to reaching this point with Neon? We’ll have to wait and see in less than 48-hours at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.