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Avatars & Digital Humans

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What is Avatars & Digital Humans?

Companies in this market generate realistic or cartoon-like avatars as well as “synthetic humans,” AI-based virtual personalities that act and converse like humans online, such as virtual influencers. These avatars and digital humans can be used for customer service purposes, either online or in-store using kiosks, as well as across social media and gaming.

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Leaders

Leaders are the most established service providers in the market and possess the breadth to address various customer needs.

See why these companies made it as leaders for Avatars & Digital Humans. These companies include ObEN and Genies.

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ObEN

United States / Founded Year: 2014

ObEN enables virtual characters to speak or sing in any voice and language, in just minutes. The patented voice synthesis technology captures a user's voice-print in just two minutes and builds a voice model using deep learning that can predict the unique voice and apply it to any new content, in any language, and in a secure manner. This allows maximum voice personalization for all of a user's favorite technologies and applications.

Known Partners

SoftBank Group, salin, Lippo Group, and 2 more

Key People

Adam Zheng

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Genies

United States / Founded Year: 2013

Genies allows users to create personalized avatars and chat through their avatar. The avatar acts out keywords and sentiments in reaction to what is typed, which can then be shared elsewhere. Genies was founded in 2013 and is based in Venice, California.

Key People

Akash Nigam, Jake Adams, Evan Rosenbaum

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Soul Machines

United States / Founded Year: 2016

Soul Machines is a developer of intelligent, emotionally responsive avatars that augment and enrich the user experience for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms.

Known Partners

Microsoft, Cleo, Slalom, and 2 more

Known Customers

Air New Zealand

Key People

Mark Sagar, Glenn Morten, Lisa Henderson

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AI Foundation

United States / Founded Year: 2017

AI Foundation aims to democratize and decentralize artificial intelligence. Its first product called Reality Defender, combines human moderation and machine learning to identify malicious content meant to deceive people such as deepfakes.

Key People

Lars Buttler, Rob Meadows, Rami Hachache

Highfliers

Highfliers are the most innovative service providers in the market and possess the resources to address evolving customer needs.

See why these companies made it as highfliers for Avatars & Digital Humans. These companies include Wolf3D.

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Wolf3D

Estonia / Founded Year: 2014

Wolf 3D creates realistic avatars of people for VR and games. The company's smartphone app creates a precise fully rigged and production-ready 3D avatar of anyone in the world. Avatars can be easily integrated into existing games, game engines, or VR applications.

Known Partners

Nevomo

Key People

Kaspar Tiri, Timmu Toke, Haver Jarveoja, and 1 more

Outperformers

Outperformers are the most specialized service providers in the market and possess the expertise to address unique customer needs.

See why these companies made it as outperformers for Avatars & Digital Humans. These companies include FaceUnity Technology and UneeQ.

FaceUnity Technology is a 3D digital avatar technology provider that has developed a facial motion capture software for facial animation. The company's core products include Photo-to-Avatar SDK, Video-to-Avatar SDK, Beautification SDK, Face Sticker SDK, and Gesture SDK for VR/AR/mobile platforms.

Key People

Peng Wu

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UneeQ

New Zealand / Founded Year: 2009

UneeQ provides an intelligent digital human platform that makes digital conversations more human. UneeQ enables companies to reimagine the customer experience through a conversational AI platform designed around leveraging the 'human touch' to create better customer experiences.

Known Partners

Amazon, Deloitte, Accenture, and 5 more

Key People

Danny Tomsett, Bradley Scott, Kimberley Gilmour, and 1 more

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Inworld AI

United States / Founded Year: 2021

Inworld AI aims to provide a developer platform to create AI-powered virtual humans for immersive realities, including the metaverse, VR/AR, games, and virtual worlds. The company was founded in 2021 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Key People

Michael Ermolenko, Ilya Gelfenbeyn

Challengers

Challengers are the most promising service providers in the market and possess the agility to address emerging customer needs.

See why these companies made it as challengers for Avatars & Digital Humans. These companies include Malivar and Hyperreal.

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Malivar

Russian Federation / Founded Year: 2018

Malivar is a media company that creates and promotes virtual influencers and characters based on neural networks and CGI graphics. This helps brands reduce production and advertising costs and avoid the potential risks and controversies of hiring humans. The company also create CGI clothes and AR effects for Instagram and Facebook.

Key People

Anton Ryndya, Valery Sharipov

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Hyperreal

United States / Founded Year: 2019

Hyperreal empowers talent and brands with digital assets that enable them to maximize their value in the world of virtual appearances and virtual commerce. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in New York, New York.

Key People

Remington Scott, Doyal Bryant, Chris Travers, and 1 more

What is Avatars & Digital Humans?

Companies in this market generate realistic or cartoon-like avatars as well as “synthetic humans,” AI-based virtual personalities that act and converse like humans online, such as virtual influencers. These avatars and digital humans can be used for customer service purposes, either online or in-store using kiosks, as well as across social media and gaming.

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