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CES 2021: A virtual, AI-powered human handled presenting duties for LG's tech showcase


One company took that idea an AI -assisted step further this year, sneakily inserting a completely fake, artificial intelligent “human” as one of the presenters in its socially-distanced online video showcase.


More Artificial Intelligence Scroll to the 22:15 marker in the video below to get acquainted with Reah, a 20-something social influencer (no, really, she has 6,000 Instagram followers ) and music producer.


Sporting a low-key, just-doin’-my-thing personality and a pink hoodie with “Stay Punk Forever” graphics, Reah chats about the bummers of trying to make it as a DJ under travel restrictions, and kickin’ it in the studio to lay down some dope beats.


It’s an untethered mobile unit that rolls around the room, blasting a radius of virus-smashing UV light everywhere it goes to help sanitize high-traffic work areas.


We’re not sure if LG has plans to blow up Reah’s influencer status in the future, but in addition to her thousands of followers, she’s also got an actual song at SoundCloud.


Every aspiring star has to start somewhere, and landing your first presenter gig as an AI — even if it’s only to promote one of your tech-y robot cousins — isn’t a bad beginning.






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