Samsung to unveil its futuristic lifelike ‘artificial human’ project at CES 2020
Rumors are swirling over the weekend about about Samsung’s Neon project ran rampant following leaked videos and a tweet from the project’s lead. According to two reports, Samsung is expected to unveil its futuristic “artificial human” project at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday.
Over the weekend, a Reddit user claimed to have found unlisted videos of the project in the website’s source code. “I was just browsing around and in the source code of their page https://www.neon.life/ I found vimeo video with sound and with links to another unpublished ones. Some of them with ending some without,” Reddit user Saniska said over the weekend. The leaked videos have since been deleted, but offered a glimpse into the lifelike avatars Neon may be creating. The promo videos showed a group of people who appear to be human, though it’s unclear to what extent they might be computer-generated.
Then on Sunday, Neon project lead Pranav Mistry further stoked the speculation when he tweeted that he was prepared to demo Samsung’s Core R3 technology at CES. “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,” Pranav tweeted.
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
The social media accounts for Samsung’s Neon also teased the mysterious technology ahead of a keynote by Samsung consumer electronics division CEO Hyun-Suk Kim.