The Times, London, has featured FaceMe’s Digital Human for UBS bank.
UBS clients will be able to call up a video image of Daniel Kalt, which has been programmed to answer questions that the real Mr Kalt has schooled it to deliver.
The clone has been hailed as a development that could redefine the delivery of advice and the future of work itself. It is believed to be the first time that a global bank has offered an avatar of a top executive to clients.
UBS used Face Me, a New Zealand artificial intelligence company, with IBM to build the digital clone. It was created after images of Mr Kalt’s head were recorded for half a day, using more than 120 high-definition professional cameras on a special scanning rig. The digital rendering is of such detail that some clients might think that they are looking at a video of a real person on a conference call, although the experience is designed not to deceive them.
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