- “Oren Aharon and Lior Hakim created Hour One in 2019 with a mission of driving the economy of the digital workforce powered by synthetic characters of real-life people.
- The company showcased its “real or synthetic” likeness test at CES 2020, challenging people to distinguish between real and synthetic characters generated by its AI.
- Hour One is using deep learning and generative adversarial neural networks to make its video characters. The company says it can do this in a highly scalable and cost-effective way.
- Hour One is working with companies in the ecommerce, education, automotive, communication, and enterprise sectors, with expanded industry applications expected throughout 2020.”
- Silly as it may seem, the race to build lifelike digital avatars has become serious business. Earlier this month, Soul Machines raised $40 million in a Series B round after being featured in a YouTube Originals documentary
- At stake is the ability to replace (or at least replicate) the work of actual people on a grand scale.
- Danny Tomsett, the CEO of Uneeq, sees digital humans as a kind of middle ground between chatbots and live support, offering the scale of the former with the empathy and body language of the latter.
- WE CAN’T SCALE HUMANS IN A WAY THAT ADDRESSES ALL THOSE NEEDS IN SOCIETY.”
Uneeq Digital Humans
CEO of Uneeq