Austin, TX – November 24, 2023
UneeQ, a leading provider of digital human technology, proudly announces the successful participation of their virtual ambassador, Yuria, at Sharp Tech-Day 2023 held at Tokyo Big Sight East Hall 8 on November 10 to 12.
The event, commemorating Sharp's 111th anniversary, featured a groundbreaking showcase of generative AI, with Yuria stealing the spotlight as she demonstrated her advanced capabilities tailored for the Japanese audience.
Yuria, a culturally aware digital human, engaged attendees with an array of culturally relevant expressions and gestures, showcasing her native Japanese language and dialect skills. Presented in a cutting-edge 3D environment through a holographic box, Yuria conversed with visitors in real time, and provided an immersive experience for those in attendance.
UneeQ CEO Danny Tomsett explained how a focus on digital humans that suit varied international markets is leading to greater engagement for the brands that employ them.
“Working with our partners in Japan, UneeQ has been investing in building digital humans, like Yuria, who can truly respond to local culture, tastes and preferences,” he said.
“From her expressions and gestures – driven autonomously by our AI animation system, Synanim – to her language capabilities, Yuria is truly UneeQ.
“Brands like Sharp exist today, 111 years later, because of their ability to innovate. We’re proud to see Yuria showcased at such an event, and we look forward to bringing her to new audiences at CES next year.”
One notable feature of Yuria is her ability to provide swift and contextually relevant responses. When asked by local reporters from Fuji News Network about today's recommended exhibit, Yuria responded, "My recommended exhibit is the Generative AI Task Force," showcasing the power of generative AI conversations.
A free-to-attend event, Sharp Tech-Day is designed to introduce futuristic technologies to the wider public, giving a glimpse of how we might live and work tomorrow.
Hirotsugu Nakata, Director of Sharp's Platform Business Promotion Department, expressed the company's vision, stating, "We aim to reach a point where users can naturally have dialogues and seamlessly use smart home technology."
Yuria's presence at Sharp Tech-Day 2023 not only showcased the capabilities of UneeQ's digital human technology but also underscored the collaborative efforts between innovative companies to push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of artificial intelligence.
Yuria’s roadtrip of innovation will next take her to CES in Las Vegas – dubbed the most powerful tech event in the world – on January 9–12, 2024.
You can watch the making of Yuria – an example of UneeQ's approach to collaboratively making digital humans for major brands – below.