Meet Xander… a Really Big Deal! Xander’s unique. I’m not just referring to his looks, his speech or the game level and characters that he keeps company with… I’m talking about that as near as we can tell… he’s the first commercial use of a life sized, 3D conversational character. At Xander’s launch, a few…
SapientX: $1.5M+ Milestone
We are ecstatic to announce we have reached our first $1.5M+ in investments! We are immensely grateful to our growing investor community and all the support you have shown us!
SapientX Wears the Data Privacy “White Hat”
In 1996, I was invited to pitch a prior company to investors at the first-ever venture conference in San Francisco. In the room next to me was a guy named Jeff pitching an online book store. I remember thinking that Jeff’s book store was not very compelling when all of the other presenters were talking…
Welcome To My Metaverse
Arguably, our early team built the first online version of the Metaverse. We were captivated by Gibson’s “Neuromancer” (1984) and Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” (1992) science fiction novels. Gibson described virtual worlds made up of abstract data visualizations. In contrast, Stephenson wrote about highly realistic places and characters… so real that it could be difficult to…
Chatbots Are So 1966
Five years ago, there were 400 new chatbot startups, each promising that they would revolutionize retail, customer support, and ordering pizza. Last year, almost all of these companies had failed or they had pivoted. In CB Insights report “Lessons From The Failed Chatbot Revolution” they report that Facebook and Google had both implemented chatbots for…
Is VR Ready For Consumers?
In short… no… but we are getting closer. Don’t get me wrong… my team has been building VR apps since you were a baby, but the truth is, only early adopters are willing to wear the clunky headsets. Samsung finally learned this lesson and shut down their Gear VR headset group in 2021. Officially, they…
SapientX Passes $1 M. Investments
I’m happy to report that yesterday, we smashed the million dollar mark with over 1,300 investors! Thank you to all of you have have backed the SapientX vision and especially to those of your who have invested multiple times with us.
Compelling Reasons to Invest in SapientX’s Voice Enabling AI
We are constantly evolving. It’s natural that the way we interact with our technology evolves too. Imagine voice AI technology that responds like a person. Technology that understands human conversation and communicates interactively with you. Our innovative AI is like a digital brain that constantly adapts to your needs and talks to you like a…
SapientX @ Conversational Interaction
I’ll be speaking at the excellent Conversational Interaction conference (https://www.conversationalinteraction.com/) on April 12th, 2022 at 10 am. My topic is “Giving a Brain and a Voice to Life Sized Digital Characters“. Please join me!
What People See in 157 Robot Faces
In 2018, IEEE published the landmark study, What People See in 157 Robot Faces . For years, my friends who make robots, all told me that robots should have abstract representations of human features. It turns out that this group-think was entirely wrong. In the study, it was shown that people actually prefer to talk…