Samsung will unveil its "artificial human" project at an Electronics Show today (Monday).
The project's lead Pranav Mistry posted a teaser that shows that Neon is an attempt to create lifelike avatars. These realistic beings are designed based on "captured data, they can speak in multiple languages and even create their own expressions and movements.
A Reddit user has also claimed to have discovered a series of promo videos that give us more insight into the project. The videos have now been deleted but they showed a group of human-like avatars, that appeared to be realistic because they were based on real people.
Ministry has said that these digital beings can be used as virtual anchors, receptionists, and even AI film stars. “While films may disrupt our sense of reality, ‘virtual humans’ or ‘digital humans’ will be a reality,” he told an Indian news publication.
In a tweet, he wrote that a Core R3 technology “can now autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog (even in Hindi), completely different from the originally captured data.” He added a photo of a woman in the tweet.
Flying to CES tomorrow, and the code is finally working :) Ready to demo CORE R3. It can now autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog (even in Hindi), completely different from the original captured data. pic.twitter.com/EPAJJrLyjd— Pranav Mistry (@pranavmistry) January 5, 2020
This gives rise to a lot of questions. Are these characters an enhancement of 2D avatars or are they 3D? When will people get to see Neon in the world? Samsung is likely to make some revelations but we can't say for sure that we will get all the answers.