AI-driven 3D Virtual 3D Avatar

Animated 3D virtual character that can listen, speak and respond to queries.

The idea is to put a "face" on Alexa. The product is an AI-driven 3D graphics model or avatar that can be used as a front-end to any third-party AI speech service like Alexa.

About

Interaction with computers is moving away from keyboards and screens towards voice services integrated in PCs or IoT products like Amazon Dot. These are used to interact with web services or to control other devices around the home or office. These solutions currently only offer disembodied voices, which can be a strange user experience. People prefer to look at someone when they speak, which is an easy and natural way to relate to computers or other people. Our technology can work with any 3D capable screen: a phone, smart TV, tablets or even smart devices like a fridge or cab even be embedded in a web browser. The 3D avatars are highly customisable with different graphics models for gender, ethnic profiles, hair style, eye colour etc. They can also have different voices, accents and languages. The long-term goal is to offer a full holographic 3D avatar, who floats in mid-air that can listen and speak, as seen in science fiction.

Key Benefits

Interaction between humans and computers is moving away from keyboards and screens towards voice services with devices like Amazon Alexa and the Dot product, Google Home, Apple Siri etc. These are used to interact with computers or to control other devices around the home or office. People prefer to look at something or someone when they speak. The benefits are easy intuitive user/computer interaction that increases customer engagement and satisfaction. The solution includes a full 3D graphics engine, interactive real-time performance and is easy to integrate by the client.

Applications

This is a business-to-business (B2B) offering designed to be integrated with the customer’s current AI software or service including the following applications: - a chat bot for a bank website - a helper in retail store - a screen for a refrigerator - a check-in terminal at an airport. Use-case: Passengers are fed up with wasting time at self-serve ticketing machines. Our product has a 3D Avatar who behaves like a virtual cashier that can listen and speak, allowing passengers to purchase tickets quickly and easily to reach their trains on time. This is unlike current machines with confusing menus, options and buttons.

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