In a bid to "make science fiction a reality", Samsung's future factory STAR Labs has developed Neon, AI-powered virtual beings that look and behave like real humans.
Unlike artificially intelligent (AI) assistants like Siri or Alexa, STAR Labs' computationally created beings aren't programmed to be "know-it-all bots" or an interface to answer users' questions and demands.Instead, the avatars are designed to converse and sympathise "like real people" in order to act as hyper lifelike companions.
While the Neons may appear to be modelled after real humans, each one has its own unique personality, according to the company.
This includes being able to move, express themselves and speak. They can also remember and learn things about their user, and speak in any language.
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