Samsung will showcase three new C-Lab (Creative Lab) projects based on artificial intelligence (AI) from March 11 through 14 at SXSW 2018 Trade Show.
The three new C-Lab projects are:
- Toonsquare, an artificial intelligence application which automatically converts a sentence into a cartoon, allowing users to make their own cartoons. The app first allows users to choose a character from the pre-sets the app offers or create a character based on pictures of themselves. Second, the app analyses text put in by the user to figure out the emotion and movements implied in the sentence. It then recommends proper facial expressions as well as appropriate gestures of the character. Backgrounds, fonts, and speech bubbles can also be customized to create a cartoon or a picture diary.
- Aurora, a smartphone app and deck that shows a visualized 3D character assistant, enabling users to interact emotionally with the assistant. While existing voice assistants provide the information only with voice, Aurora gives intuitive user experience by giving information visually onto the display of the device. Aurora also recognizes gestures and the location of the user through the camera of the smartphone.
- GADGET, a real-time ad auction platform for in-game ads. Most in-game ads are pop-up or interstitial ads which tend to interfere with gamers' experiences. GADGET helps the ads blend into the game by serving them as native objects in areas like billboards in the background. Game developers can easily import the GADGET plug-in to place ads with just a few clicks. Ads are sold to advertisers real-time via automated trading platform. The ad content is updated in real-time, interfacing with the GADGET server, and can be targeted based on gamers' preferences.
"The majority of ideas that have been proposed recently aim to utilize artificial intelligence to solve inconveniences in daily life," said Jaiil Lee, Vice President and Head of the Creativity & Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics. "We hope to see these ideas in action in the near future."