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CES: Emotional intelligence comes to machines

Emoshape, an A.I. microchip startup has created an emotions synthesis microchip called Emotion Processing Unit (EPU), which could be applied to smart speakers, robotics, AR/VR, self-driving cars, personal assistants, toys, and IoT devices.

The company’s featured product, “ExoLife Emotion Engine”, powered by the EPU II, is claimed to deliver high-performance machine emotion awareness, and allows personal assistant, games, avatars, cars, IoT products and sensors to feel and develop a unique personality. It is being demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas this week.

Emoshape also developed a game called DREAM, a pioneering concept of VR video games without GUI, and first game ever created around ExoLife for the gaming industry.
As a sponsor of Emoshape’s game DREAM, Orange Silicon Valley is collaborating with Emoshape on developing prototypes on subjects including AR/VR, personal assistant, and other smart connected devices, by leveraging on Emoshape’s emotion technology to provide real-time emotion synthesis and make machines more human-like.

“We are exploring Emoshape’s emotion synthesis solution with its leading-edge AI chip, and see how we can leverage on their technology to benefit different industry verticals in consumer and enterprise domains for Orange”, says Georges Nahon, CEO of Orange Silicon Valley.

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