For the past few weeks, Samsung subsidiary called STAR Labs has been teasing what it calls “Neon”. It’s an “artificial human” that has now been unveiled at CES 2020. Project lead Pranav Mistry has posted a teaser effectively confirming that Neon is nothing less than an effort to create lifelike avatars.
Artificial intelligence has been the buzz word for quite some time and the world today massively relies on automated algorithms. Neon wants to take this a step further by implementing its expertise to create an artificial human look alike.
Mistry says the company’s “Core R3” technology can “autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog, completely different from the originally captured data.”
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
While bionic arms are fulfilling the hardware requirements, Neon aims to fill the intelligence gap. These digitally produced humans could serve as a “virtual news anchor, virtual receptionist, or even an AI-generated film star.”
We’ve already seen a host of robots that can interact with humans at trade shows and closed environments. With Neon’s technology, they can be further refined to imitate actual humans and take over tasks.
Keep in mind, the company has so far only offered us teasers and expected results. We’re yet to experience a working prototype and commercial availability is far away.
Sex tech is for everyone, not just for men
CES 2020 encourages sex positivity
Startup Lora DiCarlo graced the headlines last year for having its award revoked by the committee behind the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The startup believes it was unjust and fought for its right to be part of the annual show.
This year, Lora DiCarlo is the talk of the town once again, not because of an issue, but for being in the spotlight of CES 2020. Lora DiCarlo paved the way for sex tech to be out in the open, particularly companies with devices geared for women’s sex, health, and wellness.
Sex tech isn’t new, but sex being taboo in this modern yet surprisingly conservative society took the spotlight away from their devices. In case you’re wondering, sex technology mostly ventures on innovations to enhance our sexuality and sexual experience.
In 2017, men enjoyed VR porn as if it was that revolutionary, while sex toys and vibrators that offer solutions to enhance our experiences and relationships aren’t getting the splash they deserve. Thankfully, CES 2020 is taking a step forward in ending sexism and encourage sex-positivity. After all, sex is part of human nature.
Ever since Lora Haddock DiCarlo — the founder of Lora DiCarlo — fought for their right to be at CES, I was astounded and followed her journey. I’m all ears for women speaking up, especially with the goal of making a change in our society.
Now that DiCarlo and her company sparked a controversy, sex tech are now in the spotlight of the annual show held at Las Vegas. DiCarlo didn’t expect herself to be at the forefront of change, but it elevated her profile and grew her business.
Pleasure is at the forefront
At CES 2020, Lora DiCarlo showcased their first device once again — the Osé — is a personal massager which produces blended orgasm by mimicking movements of a human partner. It’s that revolutionary, hence, gaining an innovation award. I mean, just imagine a device pleasuring you the way a human partner does — It’s astonishing!
Additionally, Lora DiCarlo unveiled two more devices: Baci and Onda. Baci is a micro-robotic device which stimulates the feel and motion of human lips and tongue, while Onda mimics the motion of human fingers. Even though it’s meant for women, I can’t wait to actually try one!
More sex technology to solve our needs
DiCarlo’s fight enabled other companies and devices to get noticed and join the spotlight. Satisfyer showed-off Satisyfer Connect, an app that can be used remotely with a long-distance partner. Lioness delivered its second-generation vibrator tracking data to improve orgasms.
Furthermore, Womanizer exhibited their products and Pleasure Air Technology — a combination of suction and pressure waves — which brings a mindblowing, orgasmic experience. While all of these talk about pleasure, Morari introduced a “band-aid” that withholds pleasure, solving the premature ejaculation issue prevalent with men.
2020 might just be the beginning, but CES showcasing sex technology is a huge step forward in encouraging a sex-positive society. If you’re still iffy about this technology, remember that you’re not the target audience and that you were born because your parents had sex.
LG at CES 2020
Anywhere is home
At CES 2020, they’re offering not just one, but many smart home appliances — such as washer, dryer, refrigerator, and more.
LG’s ThinQ, InstaView, and Signature series all make life easier at the comfort of your home.
LG ThinQ: Anywhere is home
A seamless life
When you think of a smart home you immediately think of smart appliances — smart vacuum, smart refrigerator, smart air conditioning and a smart dashboard that ties it all together.
LG believes that home can be anywhere and at CES 2020, they’re thinking about the concept of a seamless life with ThinQ.
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