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Soul Machines' virtual humans go mainstream
An Auckland AI firm renowned for its work creating ‘digital humans’ is now unleashing its creativity to the wider market.
17 Dec 18
Soul Machines on a hot streak as more firms invest
Auckland-based hi-tech firm Soul Machines now has an extra US$2 million (NZ$3.07 million) windfall from one of its own parent companies, as part of a US$15 million funding drive.
29 Oct 18
Soul Machines and Rocket Lab founders to be recognised at Kea Awards
The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best among New Zealand’s community of Kiwi innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
30 May 18
Daimler hires Soul Machines’ digital human for customer service
Sarah combines artificial and emotional intelligence for a new experience which redefines the link between man and machine.
28 Feb 18
Kiwi AI company’s digital human being tested at UK bank
While NatWest will only deploy Soul Machines’ technology if it successfully completes a pilot, it could be used to help free up time human advisors.
22 Feb 18
Souls Machines’ lifelike VR creation Baby X to feature at GridAKL Innovation Day
GridAKL’s footprint has expanded with two new buildings, Mason Brothers and the new purpose-built 12 Madden St which are now officially open.
04 Oct 17
Air NZ’s digital human steals the show in Los Angeles
"We’re always looking for new ways to improve the travel experience and solve pain points with digital innovation..."
27 Sep 17
Kiwi company paving the way to brave new AI world – PwC report
PwC’s Commercialising Innovation Report found AI will boost the global economy by $21.6 trillion by 2030.
07 Jul 17
No longer Sci-Fi, AI is something NZ needs to discuss
"The rapid development of AI technologies presents innumerable opportunities and challenges for New Zealand."
24 May 17