Digital Puppets or Artificial Humans?

We've been watching with interest Samsung announce Neon at CES - validating Soul Machines pioneering AGI Research and their fully autonomous digital teammates already deployed with leading global brands and corporations like P&G. For us, 7 years of research in neuroscience, developmental psychology and cognitive science have lead to the creation of the worlds first digital [...]

By |2020-01-07T00:00:00+00:00January 7th, 2020|

The Age of A.I.

Robert Downey Jr. examines the latest advancements in artificial intelligence in the first episode of YouTube Originals docu-series, Age of A.I. Check it out for an insight into how Soul Machines is changing the future of human-machine interaction, and see the creation of an autonomously animated, digital version of musician, entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am. [...]

By |2020-12-21T20:31:35+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Soul Machines Named as One of the Absolute IT Supreme Scale-Ups in This Year’s TIN Report

SOUL MACHINES NAMED AS ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE IT SUPREME SCALE-UPS IN THIS YEAR’S TIN REPORT Auckland, 31 October 2019 – Technology Investment Network (TIN) has named Soul Machines one of the ten Absolute IT Supreme Scale-Ups in this year’s TIN Report, launched tonight at a gala awards event in Auckland. The Absolute IT Supreme [...]

By |2019-10-31T00:00:00+00:00October 31st, 2019|

Bank ABC’s AI-powered Digital Employee Fatema – The World’s First Digital DNA™ Human

Bank ABC launches the first synthetic Digital Human using Soul Machines’ Digital DNA ™ technology. Auckland, New Zealand, September 11, 2019 -- Soul Machines, a New Zealand based deep science & technology company and Bank ABC, announce “Fatema,” a fully autonomous, AI-driven Digital Human who will be an integral part of the Bank’s customer experience. [...]

By |2019-09-11T00:00:00+00:00September 11th, 2019|

SK-II & Soul Machines™ Announce YUMI: The World’s First Autonomously Animated Digital Influencer

YUMI will be the first digital face of SK-II, P&G’s global prestige skincare brandCANNES, FRANCE -- June, 17, 2019 – SK-II, global prestige skincare brand, announced today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that it will be partnering with Soul Machines™, ground-breaking company re-imagining how humans connect with machines, to create the world’s first autonomously animated digital [...]

By |2019-06-17T00:00:00+00:00June 17th, 2019|

Humanizing Brands

Given Brands are made by humans, how have so many become so, well, inhuman? Many of today’s brand challenges stem from not being human enough resulting in a chasm between the brand and the consumer. Turns out that the solution to ending what are highly robotic brand responses and interactions is a robot. Efforts to [...]

By |2019-06-16T00:00:00+00:00June 16th, 2019|

The World’s First Autonomously Animated Digital Influencer

Today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity we announced with P&G’s SK-II, a global prestige skincare brand, the world’s first autonomously animated Digital Influencer: YUMI. YUMI marks the birth of the first fully autonomous digital influencer capable of interacting as a human would but with the control brands need and expect. YUMI is [...]

By |2019-06-13T00:00:00+00:00June 13th, 2019|

Soul Machines™ CBO & Co-Founder Inducted into NZ Hi-Tech Hall of Fame

A huge congratulations to Greg Cross, Soul Machines™  co-founder and Chief Business Officer who was inducted into the NZ Hi-Tech Hall of Fame Friday night. Greg's journey as an entrepreneur has spanned leading Microsoft's NZ operation; co-founding of wireless charging company PowerbyProxi - sold to Apple for in 2017 - and as a director of Cross Ventures and [...]

By |2019-05-27T00:00:00+00:00May 27th, 2019|

NEWS: Kash will help people manage money better

Introducing Kash - a virtual assistant who will transform services for Collection House in Australia. Available 24/7, Kash will be able to support customers by giving them the information they need in a non-judgemental way, helping them to get on the right track to financial freedom.

By |2019-04-09T00:00:00+00:00April 9th, 2019|

PRESS: 5G will help bring digital humans to life

Article by Chris Ashraf as featured on Verizon News | March 11, 2019Imagine walking into a hotel and being greeted by a virtual assistant in a kiosk who can answer all of your questions. Now imagine that virtual assistant could react to what you say, the tone you say it in and your body language. [...]

By |2019-03-12T00:00:00+00:00March 12th, 2019|

NEWS: AVA – Stevie Awards winner

Autodesk AVA was awarded the silver in this year’s Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the 'Innovation in the Customer Service - Computer Industries” category.  AVA brings emotional intelligence and a new level of understanding to chatbots and creates a more seamless and timely experience for every customer. The Stevie Awards for Sales [...]

By |2019-02-26T00:00:00+00:00February 26th, 2019|

PRESS: Is NZ lagging behind in AI implementation? PwC survey results suggests so

‘Are Kiwi business leaders taking an ostrich-like approach with AI and keeping their heads in the sand?’ARTICLE BY Divina Paredes AS FEATURED ON cio new zealand | FEBRUARY 25, 2019“There is a danger that New Zealand businesses get left behind as these technologies completely change the way we work”— Mark Averill, PwC New ZealandNew Zealand [...]

By |2019-02-25T00:00:00+00:00February 25th, 2019|

PRESS: Virtual banks ‘to dominate future banking sector’

Article by Abdulaziz Khattak as featured on Trade Arabia | February 22, 2019The near and distant future of the financial world in general and banking in particular was showcased at the third Middle East and Africa FinTech Forum, which saw industry experts from around the world speak to hundreds of delegates on trending topics such [...]

By |2019-02-25T00:00:00+00:00February 25th, 2019|

Video Podcast: Greg Cross chats to #DigitalNoirPresents @ Southstart

Digital Noir Presents a podcast loosely based around life in a digital studio. It is here that we talk to interesting people, startups and small businesses, discuss the latest in tech news and every now and again banter about.Greg Cross joins Sam on the podcast to discuss the implications and ethics of Augmented Reality and [...]

By |2019-02-20T00:00:00+00:00February 20th, 2019|

PRESS: The robots are coming – can we be friends with them?

Article by Katie Kenny as featured on Stuff | January 28, 2019 Kiwi company Soul Machines™ is creating digital humans powered by biologically inspired models of the brain.We were trying to get in touch with our internet service provider. I can't remember the reason. But we contacted the company through its website chat system.My partner [...]

By |2019-02-01T00:00:00+00:00February 1st, 2019|

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Soul Machines™ launches Digital DNA™, a critical component in the future of Customer Experience

Digital Gene Pool Makes It Easy to Produce Highly Realistic Digital Humans in MinutesMedia Release | December 13, 2018   Soul Machines™, a ground-breaking company re-imagining how humans connect with machines, is launching Digital DNA™ to give brands the ability to create and deploy a diverse range of highly realistic digital humans.The future of customer experience is [...]

By |2018-12-14T00:00:00+00:00December 14th, 2018|

PRESS: Media coverage on Soul Machines™ Digital DNA™ launch

Read all the latest media coverage here.Soul Machines™ launches Digital DNA™ platform for lifelike virtual assistantsSoul Machines™ has produced a number of what it calls “digital humans” such as a lifelike avatar baby and assistants for customers like Mercedes-Benz, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Autodesk, which commissioned its customer service agent Ava.Soul machines™ launches digital DNA™Soul Machines™ says over [...]

By |2018-12-14T00:00:00+00:00December 14th, 2018|

PRESS: “The success of today will be gone if you don’t transform” says Daimler Financial Services CIO

Article as featured on informationweek | december 6, 2018Daimler Financial Services CIO Says: Don't Get ComfortableDaimler Financial Services CIO Udo Neumann says you may be successful today, but unless you transform and innovate, that success will be gone.The economy is strong, your IT department is humming along, and you've invested in some value-creating programs. Everything [...]

By |2018-12-06T00:00:00+00:00December 6th, 2018|
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