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Pranav Mistry gives a peek into the future of Neon AI

Neon AI is developed by Star Labs, a subsidiary of Samsung. Here is what you need to know about the so-called world’s first ‘Artificial Human’.

Digital avatars that looks and behaves like us
Digital avatars that looks and behaves like us (Neon/Star Labs)

Star Labs president and CEO Pranav Mistry has revealed that Neon AI may soon come to smartphones. In a response to a tweet, Mistry revealed that Neon AI was already running on his phone and maybe demoed before Christmas. In another tweet, Mistry clarified that Neon will be initially available for B2B purposes.

“To clarify, NEON View is not coming for general public availability. It is first targeted for B2B, as an API that integrates NEON's real-time conversational experiences to their mobile apps and web services,” said Mistry.

In case you did not know, Neon is the brainchild of Mistry, who is known for delivering Samsung Galaxy Gear and Samsung Project Beyond 3D capture system. The Artificial Intelligence platform, touted as the world’s first ‘Artificial Human’, shows a digital avatar of an AI that can converse and sympathise like real human beings.

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According to Mistry, Neons are meant to be users' friends. It can also be used for commercial applications as well. For instance, banks can integrate Neons via APIs. The main objective is to make Neons your companion.

"NEONs are not AI assistants. NEONs are more like us -- independent virtual beings who can show emotions and learn from experiences. Unlike AI assistants, NEONs do not provide answers since they are not an interface to the Internet to ask for weather updates or play your favourite music. NEONs are more like our friends and companions, with whom you share your experiences. This allows NEONs to build memories and interact with us. NEONs are meant to engage, and will learn, and evolve over time through their interactions," Mistry had said in an interview to Hindustan Times last year.

On security, Mistry explained that Neons come with a double-folded security measure. "We have designed it in a way that there's no leakage of data. The conversation between the user and Neon stays between them," he said.

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