Last month we reported on Emoshape, a startup that has created an AI chip designed to bring emotional intelligence to the world of AI. The New York based startup has created the 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. “We are thankful to collaborate with such a visionary partner as Orange Silicon Valley. With their support we are able to show now just the tip of the iceberg really of how, among many other things, VR content will benefit from our emotion synthesis technology. ”, says Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Emoshape. The company’s featured product “ExoLife Emotion Engine”, powered by the EPU II, delivers high-performance machine emotion awareness, and allows personal assistant, games, avatars, cars, IoT products and sensors to feel and develop a unique personality. 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.
This is the first look into the technology that Emoshape and Orange are driving to make machines even smarter. You can see the collaboration demo between Orange Silicon Valley and Emoshape this week at CES 2018, Eureka Park, booth #53064.