Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 8 January 2020

Samsung’s Mysterious ‘Artificial Human’ Neon Creates Lifelike AI

‘Samsung has developed artificial intelligence avatars that are virtually indistinguishable from real humans, according to leaked footage of the firm’s secretive Neon project.

Developed by Samsung Technology and Advanced Research Lab in the US, it the latest artificial intelligence platform developed by the South Korean technology giant and appears to be the most human-like AI ever created.

The official unveiling is set to take place at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday, though a full promo video was discovered within the source code of the Neon website.

Samsung dismissed rumours that Neon has anything to do with the company’s artificial assistant Bixby, stating that the project is unlike “anything you have seen before”.​

One of the engineers working on the project, Pranav Mistry, revealed ahead of the launch that the technology can “autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialogue (even in Hindi), completely different from the original captured data.”

Not everyone was convinced by the realism of the avatar, with Twitter users describing them variously as “creepy and deformed“ and “weird“.’

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