Baidu Pushes Deeper into the Metaverse with AI-Powered Virtual Humans
Baidu, China's search engine, is expanding its virtual reality effort with the introduction of the annual flagship Baidu World 22 Conference, where the Baidu AI Cloud will debut a live broadcast platform with virtual hosts. The hosts will provide 24-hour AI-powered live broadcasting as well as hyper-realistic virtual avatars.
The corporation is also celebrating its recent success with its AI system and revealing its "bulk manufacturing" of virtual humans. According to the firm, every individual on the planet will be able to have a "virtual counterpart."
“Web3 and the metaverse have sparked a wave of speculations in the tech field today about what the future may bring,” says Robin Li. “A digital replica of self will be core to the metaverse. Digital people for customer service will continue to serve the metaverse with a better experience than a pure graphic interface.”
Baidu is not only the world's second biggest search engine but also the third-largest social network, with over 1 billion users. It also operates the world's largest video-sharing website and the world's largest online retail mall and music store. Cloud computing, mobile apps, and web hosting are among the services provided by the platform.
The statement by Baidu concerning the creation of virtual beings is an example of how the business is leveraging AI to build a new world. The business has previously developed many AI-powered devices, including the voice assistant Xiaoice, which can answer queries and deliver information.
Baidu's artificial intelligence technology will assist live streamers and the companies who support them in creating more interesting and interactive experiences for their audiences. They are no longer just passive viewers in the Web 3.0 age. They are active participants, which means that a comprehensive user experience is critical to a company's long-term success.
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