September at ObEN — Our Amazing Week at the Shanghai World AI Conference

The ObEN team had a great time at the 2018 World AI Conference in Shanghai, China 

The ObEN team had a great time at the 2018 World AI Conference in Shanghai, China — where we were invited by government organizers to join Amazon, Tencent, Google, Baidu, Alibaba, Huawei and other amazing tech companies to share our Personal AI technology at the seven-day conference.

A major part of the event was the unveiling of the world’s first celebrity PAI — created for the beautiful and talented Aijia of Chinese mega-girl group SNH48.

A major part of the event was the unveiling of the world’s first celebrity PAI — created for the beautiful and talented Aijia of Chinese mega-girl group SNH48. Aijia herself came to visit ObEN’s booth and greet her adoring fans, who will soon be able to interact with her PAI!

 

Aijia performed a duet with her PAI, in a cover of the hit song You Are So Cute, with the PAI’s singing voice completely generated using our virtual-singer AI technology. Attendees had the opportunity to pose for selfies alongside Aijia’s PAI and their own PAI. You can play the clip above and listen to Aijia’s PAI song.

ObEN’s booth was one of the highlights of the event

ObEN’s booth was one of the highlights of the event. At WAIC, attendees were treated to two exciting Personal AI experiences, along with previews of upcoming applications and technology updates.

 

While the first three days of the exhibit were reserved for industry and government VIPs, during the public admission period on the last four days of the conference, thousands of people visited our booth each day.

ObEN’s booth was one of the highlights of the event

We even received visits from government officials interested in trying our AI technology.

Oben - Lines of people formed, as everyone gathered to create their own Personal AI

Lines of people formed, as everyone gathered to create their own Personal AI, selecting custom outfits and hairstyles, and watching the PAI perform expertly choreographed dances for the audience.

Oben booth attracted much media attention

Our booth attracted much media attention, and our COO and co-founder Adam Zheng was very busy smiling for the camera and giving interviews to many of China’s major broadcast channels.

One of the best features of ObEN’s booth was our lovable mascot Obot

One of the best features of ObEN’s booth was our lovable mascot Obot, who could be spotted all over the conference grounds.

One of the best features of ObEN’s booth was our lovable mascot Obot

Obot was a major hit, often followed by an adoring crowd waiting to pose with him and get an ObEN flyer.

The ObEN team had a great time in Shanghai and were impressed the amazing technology being developed in China. We thank the city of Shanghai and the government organizers for their warm hospitality, and look forward to next year’s World AI Conference, when we are sure to be back with more and better Personal AI technology!


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ObEN is an artificial intelligence company that creates complete virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN provides Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. Founded in 2014, ObEN is a Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.