More details on Samsung’s AI human project “Neon” have been revealed – BGR

Samsung has been sharing Neon teasers quite frequently in the past few weeks, but we’re still not sure what to expect from this particular product. What we do know is that Neon is an artificial human project that will be unveiled in a few days at CES 2020. Although we don’t really know what to expect from Neon, an all-new discovery reveals more details about what might be the most daring Samsung product ever.

The people of LetsGoDigital, who have unearthed a great deal of information from patent applications on potential future products, such as the PS5 and future iPhone models, have found documentation relevant to Neon.

The Dutch language blog uncovered four trademark applications filed by Samsung with the USPTO for the following product names: Neon, Neon Artificial Human, Neon.Life and Core R3. The descriptions provided by Samsung for these trademark registrations are more interesting. Here’s the one for Neon:

Entertainment services, namely production of special effects, including modeling, computer generated imagery and computer generated graphics for the production of motion pictures, videos and trailers; video production in augmented reality; create computer generated characters; design and development of computer modeled versions of human beings using computer animation for use in movies, television, the Internet and other applications; design and development of software for virtual characters; create computer generated images, animations, simulations and custom models for others used for entertainment.

And this is the one for Neon.Life and Core R3:

Downloadable and recorded software for creating, viewing, manipulating, editing, malfunctioning, publishing and exporting virtual characters; downloadable and recorded software for developing virtual characters; downloadable and recorded software for computer generated characters for use in movies, television, the Internet and entertainment; computer programs for creating, deploying and distributing virtual characters of realistic appearance via an Internet platform; design and development of computer-modeled versions of human beings using computer animation.

At first glance, Samsung imagines a future where it could create a much smarter artificial being than the Bixby assistant that is preloaded on its phones. This artificial human project seems to require its own operating system, which would combine a variety of elements to create a virtual reality character. It is unclear whether this artificial human would have an AI brain or become an avatar of the user. The latter is not a particularly exciting prospect. It’s more like an evolution of Samsung’s AR Emoji.

But if Neon turns out to be an AI-like computer, then Samsung could be one of the first tech companies to reveal what could become the future of custom operating systems and real androids. Samsung will tell us everything about Neon in a few days at CES 2020.

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