“We live in a time when all kinds of robots start making their way into our homes.
But much of what you see now is inorganic and mechanical and I doubt people will want to communicate with something like that.” Gatebox is roughly the size of a large thermos, and projects holograms in its interior.
Gatebox is paired with LINE Corp.’s proprietary Clova AI platform, which the company got access to after the instant messaging company acquired a majority stake in Vinclu in March.
Clova was developed by LINE and its South Korean parent company, Naver – the companies have been working on offerings to take on Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant via a series of AI-enabled devices, including a smart speaker called Wave.
’s reporting of the device details an avatar, Hikari Azuma, a character in a miniskirt that bears many hallmarks of traditional Japanese anime characters.
Users can have basic conversations with her, or have her carry out simple tasks such as turning on the lights in the morning or welcoming you home after a long day of work.
LINE’s instant messaging app is wildly popular across East Asia and Southeast Asia, giving the company access to oodles of user information, which would be integral to the development of the AI software.Check out the right side bar of this page to see when the next meeting is scheduled.The meeting will be held at the Richmond Community Center located at 36164 Festival Dr.According to Takechi, Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are too disinterested in humanizing their virtual assistants, which are too focused on maintaining “inorganic and mechanical” identities profoundly disconnected with actual people.“My vision is a world where people can share their daily lives with their favorite fictional characters,” Takechi, 29, was quoted saying by .
ARTIFICIAL intelligence is often charged as lacking emotion and humanity – that’s a perception Vinclu Inc.