Samsung unveils AI powered avatar Neon

Las Vegas: A Samsung lab on Tuesday unveiled a digital avatar it described as an AI-powered “artificial human,” claiming it is able to “converse and sympathize” like real people. The announcement at the opening of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show touted a new kind of artificial intelligence called NEON, produced by the independent Samsung unit Star Labs.

The technology allows for 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, according the California-based unit of South Korean giant. The company also mentioned that these are 100% visually real, “like you and me” and “existing among us from all walks of life.”