NIPS 2018 Expo Demo

Dec. 2, 2018

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TwentyBN’s Avatar: A life-like personable AI experience

Sponsor: Twenty Billion Neurons

Abstract:

TwentyBN has created a new and exciting AI experience, taking the form of a real-time, gesture and speech controlled avatar. The avatar is embodied on a life-size kiosk and interacts with humans standing or walking in front of it. It features natural “human to human” interaction and a full understanding of its environment and human behaviour. We are leveraging the avatar to provide a new kind of retail experience that drives engagement and consumer satisfaction. The kiosk’s mounted camera allows its vision system to recognize the scene and to generate actions in response to the user behaviour. The interaction is driven by a real-time 3d convnet running locally at the edge and trained by thousands of crowd workers.