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Soul Machines raises $40m, steps closer to global aspirations
“We look forward to continuing to work with Soul Machines as it scales and realises its global aspirations.”
Soul Machines creates digital human for skincare firm SK-II
Meet YUMI, a digital human that can help sort out skincare needs.
Soul Machines' virtual humans go mainstream
An Auckland AI firm renowned for its work creating ‘digital humans’ is now unleashing its creativity to the wider market.
Soul Machines on a hot streak as more firms invest
Auckland-based hi-tech firm Soul Machines now has an extra US$2 million (NZ$3.07 million) windfall from one of its own parent companies, as part of a US$15 million funding drive.
Soul Machines and Rocket Lab founders to be recognised at Kea Awards
The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best among New Zealand’s community of Kiwi innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Daimler hires Soul Machines’ digital human for customer service
Sarah combines artificial and emotional intelligence for a new experience which redefines the link between man and machine.
Kiwi AI company’s digital human being tested at UK bank
While NatWest will only deploy Soul Machines’ technology if it successfully completes a pilot, it could be used to help free up time human advisors.
Souls Machines’ lifelike VR creation Baby X to feature at GridAKL Innovation Day
GridAKL’s footprint has expanded with two new buildings, Mason Brothers and the new purpose-built 12 Madden St which are now officially open.
Air NZ’s digital human steals the show in Los Angeles
"We’re always looking for new ways to improve the travel experience and solve pain points with digital innovation..."
Kiwi company paving the way to brave new AI world – PwC report
PwC’s Commercialising Innovation Report found AI will boost the global economy by $21.6 trillion by 2030.
No longer Sci-Fi, AI is something NZ needs to discuss
"The rapid development of AI technologies presents innumerable opportunities and challenges for New Zealand."