NEON The First Artificial Human



In this era, conversational ai is the most talked-about sub-branch of AI, having the scope of many kinds of research. Samsung decided to take a step ahead in this field of conversational ai. So for better engagement and to improve the quality of conversation they decided to develop an artificial human. It does sound like something you would only hear in sci-fi movies, but not anymore. Samsung has decided to try their hands on artificial humans with the much-talked-about Project Neon. At CES 2020 in Las Vegas Samsung took the stage to announce the most talked-about project: Neon.

These most hyped avatars are meant for human interaction and meant to look and behave like humans. These neons are digital virtual beings that exist in the virtual realm and do not have a physical embodiment but mostly appear like us. They have their expressions, smiles, personalities, etc. the platform underneath is called core R3 which is reality, real-time, responsiveness. Reality means we can create 100 per real human being that exists in the virtual world, you can't tell the difference between them and actual human beings in real-time means that every single frame every single instance of what you're seeing is generated by a computer or by an algorithm in the backend. So we may have seen some very realistic characters in movies or games but those are not done in real-time those take maybe a couple of years to render, maybe hundreds of digital artists to create but neons are created in real-time. The last R stands for responsiveness. They are meant to create movements and facial expressions in real-time they are meant to feel like you are talking to real humans but supposedly not meant to replace a human and also they are not a digital assistant that just looks like a human. That’s the grand vision supposedly this thing is still shrouded in mystery as Samsung is still working on it.

The other one is called spectra. It is a new technology platform that makes neon “immersionall”. It is responsible for  Neon’s responsiveness, emotions, memory, etc. It helps neon to adapt human capabilities like learning from experience, the ability to form new memories, and the ability to communicate with the human form.

So these neons can be used in many various use cases, maybe one day a financial advisor, a bank teller may be at the airport when we check in we can interact with one. They can be personalized to domain-specific areas so to the bank or financial institutions they can provide knowledge behind it and create neon for them or in various industries.

So the final goal of neon is to put a real face and real person in the way we interact with technology can make the interaction more intuitive, more personable, more customizable, and just more beautiful because human to human interaction is always the best kind of interaction and then gets integrated with certain industries.  The neon is still on the verge of development and has captured the attention of many.

  •  April, 25, 2021
  • Hemangi Desale
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