Hour One wants synthetic AI characters to be your digital avatars

  • “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.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2020/08/18/hour-one-wants-synthetic-ai-characters-to-be-your-digital-avatars/amp/

‘We can’t scale humans’: Why startups are raising millions to build AI avatars

  • 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.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90456164/silicon-valleys-hot-new-commodity-creepy-ai-powered-avatars


Uneeq Digital Humans

https://digitalhumans.com


Danny Tomsett

CEO of Uneeq

http://linkedin.com/in/danny-tomsett