02 January 2020
Samsung’s mysterious NEON is becoming more mysterious and making us more curious to learn more about it. We haven’t been able to guess what this AI-powered project is going to be about and nor do we have anything concrete yet to come to a conclusion. But, thankfully, the company’s tweets are proving to be a little help in solving this conundrum, well, not entirely, though.
Pranav Mistry, CEO STAR Labs has been teasing this project for quite a while now. What’s more interesting is, several prominent personalities, especially from the Bollywood industry are creating more hype around NEON. Personalities like, Paresh Rawal, Shekhar Kapur, Amish Tripathi, and more have been appreciating the project and the efforts of the CEO.
Interesting enough, one new tweet from NEON’s official account is unfurling at least one layer of this big mystery. The tweet reveals that NEON is Artificial Human; the tweet later gets backed by Mistry as well.
NEON = ARTIFICIAL HUMAN— NEON (@neondotlife) December 27, 2019
So, Artificial Human? Is it a humanoid robot or something really advanced than the current digital assistant Bixby?
Taking a quick track of Mistry’s old tweets may also help in solving this question mark. He shared the link of an interview he gave to Livemint where he said, "we’ll live in a world where machines become humane."
We’ll live in a world where machines become humane: Pranav Mistry https://t.co/9eaAOnLDcN— Pranav Mistry (@pranavmistry) December 23, 2019
Also, a couple of days back, Mistry shared a link of a Chinese post that includes the prediction of five future tech trends. Describing these techs as the era of Mankind 2.0, the post shares the video of Mistry speaking on the Age of Human 2.0 in his TED speech. In the video, Mistry speaks about Artificial Intelligence, Digital Human, Bionic Human, Immersive Reality, and more. So, it is expected that NEON is something around these trends.
三星STAR Labs创始CEO兼总裁Pranav Mistry：人类2.0时代到来，预测未来五大科技趋势https://t.co/0vTcBXlSlF— Pranav Mistry (@pranavmistry) December 24, 2019
Well, many media coverage decoded the project to be the Bixby digital assistant. But NEON’s official handle denies the fact while sharing the honor for having so much hype before unveil. The tweet clearly reveals “NEON is NOT about the Bixby.” So, we believe this could be a highly advanced AI-assistant, something that could think like us, like human beings.
At CES 2019, Samsung showcased around four robots, each programmed to perform a specific task. Below you can catch a glimpse -
So, it’s obvious to believe that Samsung will bring something advance at the upcoming CES 2020. But, introducing an Artificial Human would be a big jump and we can’t wait to learn more.