Samsung backed start-up Neon has shown off “artificial humans” virtual characters.
Samsung Neon has displayed virtual characters at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
Neon aims to make its virtual characters to work like digital “friends”.
Neon’s chief executive Pranav Mistry says that new virtual characters reflect a new-life form.
He told, “There are millions of species on our planet and we hope to add one more,”
He also explained that these characters can show emotions and intelligence and can also speak a variety of languages.
However, it seemed from the international media source that one technology company was not happy with this.
Ben Wood of CSS Insight told, “It was not the revolution that I was expecting.”
Ben Wood said, “They could get people to shake their head or do selfie pose or whatever but that’s the sort of things you can preprogram in a video of an actor.”
“Expectations were exceedingly high. On visiting, it was hard to get excited at this stage.”
After the California-based outfit posted a teaser campaign at social media platforms in the lead-up to the expo, people have increased their interest in Neon
Reddit users got access to top links of videos of characters that were not shown on the firm’s website.
Neon has been displaying a few of its “artificial humans” to CES attendees even those that have been removed.