What the hell is Samsung’s ‘artificial human’ project?

For the past few weeks, a Samsung subsidiary named STAR Labs has been teasing what it calls “Neon” — an “artificial human” that will be unveiled at CES 2020 next week.

But what exactly is Neon, and what is an artificial human? So far, we have very few official details, but most signs point toward the release of some sort of digital avatar technology: a realistic CGI human that users can interact with. It could be used for entertainment purposes or by businesses to create digital receptionists, customer service, and so on.

Whatever it is, though, it’s being hyped to death before it’s even been announced.

Neon has a social media presence a mile wide and just a few GIFs deep. There are Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for Neon,…

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