Samsung Neon

At the CES show Neon (backed by Samsung) showed off its Neon virtual humans. Press response (Engadget, Wired) was somewhat muted and sceptical, the main takeaways appear to be:

- Visuals are good, but really just a version of deep fake, and with uncanny valley issues
- Voice (TTS) is poor quality
- Chatbot engine is pretty basic
- Much of the viral video (eg still above) is actors, not even the Neon avatars!

So, see how far they've got by CES2021 then!