Advances in AI, such as natural language processing, speech recognition and computer vision technologies, are driving new market opportunities and innovation as companies across segments seek new ways to transform customer interactions and improve customer retention. doing. Deep brain AIis a leading conversational AI startup company in South Korea, specializing in video synthesis with a focus on creating realistic AI avatars that enable businesses to automate and enhance customer interactions and improve operational efficiency. The company has a strong market presence across all industries including media, finance and retail.
I spoke with CEO and Founder Eric Jang about his vision behind DeepBrain AI, the evolution of AI technology, what makes it different from others, and what being a member of the Pegasus program means for his company. We talked about what it meant.
Providing excellent products in growth fields
DeepBrain’s revolutionary media synthesis technology enables the creation of AI avatars that can answer natural language questions. By capturing videos of human models in a studio and training a machine learning system, DeepBrain generates real-time avatars with synchronized lip, mouth, and head movements. Broadcasters, for example, use the technology to create AI news anchors that synthesize voices and faces.
Eric told me that DeepBrain was originally inspired by a chatbot system developed for a major South Korean bank, but quickly realized that it wasn’t enough to capture the market. It says.
“With so many companies competing for text, we wanted to improve the conversational aspect of our solution,” says Eric. “We needed to focus on our main core technology, so we developed a text-to-speech tool to add to the text, and finally a video component. We now focus on synthetic technology.”
Take advantage of large market leads
Leveraging Azure OpenAI Service and ChatGPT, DeepBrain provides a highly engaging and interactive customer support experience. AI avatars enable startup customers to provide personalized and efficient customer service, resulting in increased satisfaction and loyalty. And they’ve been tweaking the technology since his 2018, giving it a significant head start compared to other competitors, Eric says.
“For example, we have a more sophisticated lip-sync technology that is even more enhanced than others,” Eric explains. “We are now providing low-latency 4K high-definition video to conversational AI (latency is less than 1.5 seconds, sometimes as low as 1.2 seconds). We are the first player in the AI avatar market, Our technology is always on the cutting edge.”
Use AI technology responsibly
Concerned about the narrative about the responsible use of AI, Eric and his team developed a tool to counter what they believe could be the malicious use of video compositing solutions.
“With deepfakes and face swaps, many people are worried about AI abuse,” says Eric. “Although AI avatars are a separate technology, we have also developed deepfake detection tools that we offer our clients to prevent potential abuse.”
Take your AI products to the next level with Azure
The foundation of DeepBrain’s technology stack relies heavily on Microsoft solutions. The raw processing power needed to run AI avatars, along with the Azure OpenAI Service, would not be achievable alone, Eric said.
“You need a lot of GPUs to deliver machine learning services,” explains Eric. “We already have on-premises GPUs, but for research and serving our customers, he uses the Azure cloud.”
“ChatGPT can not only create auto-generated scripts, it can also create entire videos. You can create titles, subtitles, images and scripts to automatically generate whatever the user needs.”
One of the key aspects of DeepBrain’s service is that it employs a reliable and accurate speech-to-text (STT) engine to seamlessly convert a user’s speech into written language. Eric says that after rigorously testing his competitors, his STT engine on Azure outperformed them.
“It was an obvious choice for us,” he told me. “Its outstanding performance allows it to accurately capture every nuance of the user’s voice.”
In addition to leveraging Microsoft’s STT engine, the company has integrated cutting-edge solutions from Azure OpenAI Service into its applications, particularly its text-to-video solution and AI interviewing service.
“OpenAI’s advanced technology will enable us to deliver unparalleled experiences, create engaging videos from text, and deliver innovative AI-driven interview services,” said Eric. increase. “Microsoft has long been a pioneer in shaping our digital world, revolutionizing personal computing with its widely adopted PC operating system.”
Auto-generate content for clients
The integration of DeepBrain and ChatGPT has taken the company’s AI Studios platform to the next level, allowing clients to create and customize AI avatars. Deep learning algorithms generate realistic and detailed avatars that look like real humans, but traditionally clients have had to create and upload scripts for the avatar to read aloud. However, by integrating ChatGPT with the Azure OpenAI Service, the script can be automatically created with just a few prompts by the client.
“ChatGPT can not only create auto-generated scripts, it can also create entire videos,” says Eric. “You can create titles, subtitles, images and scripts to automatically generate whatever your users need.
“Another thing that ChatGPT helps us with is AI interviewing services,” continues Eric. It’s like a real video job interview, but with an AI avatar as the interviewer. With ChatGPT, questions are created automatically and the client can analyze the answers later. “
Pegasus Program Brings Cross-Selling Opportunities
Eric is quick to admit that part of DeepBrain’s recent success has been the acquisition of new customers through the company’s participation in the Microsoft for Startups Pegasus program. A key benefit of the Pegasus Program, which is designed to give growth-stage startups access to Microsoft technology, expertise, and resources to help accelerate their growth, is that startups can connect to new businesses through Microsoft’s network of customers. Eric says it’s about being able to connect with potential customers. .
“As a startup, we need customers and sales,” says Eric. “We need to represent our business. The Pegasus program introduces Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Service clients and gives us the opportunity to cross-sell our solutions. It’s the most beneficial part of the Pegasus program.”
Free credits help deploy to the Azure cloud
Pegasus startups also have the opportunity to reach new customers by applying for Azure, GitHub, and LinkedIn credits. DeepBrain made him $250,000 in those credits, which Eric calls a “huge” figure.
“That’s a huge number,” he exclaimed. “We used these credits for CPU and GPU consumption and helped deploy our solution on Azure cloud services. Joining the Pegasus program is a great benefit.”
DeepBrain AI has successfully differentiated its services across various industries, and the uses of its AI avatars are vast and continue to grow. With a focus on innovation and global reach, DeepBrain AI is poised to maintain its position as a major player in the AI avatar space and transform the way businesses and consumers interact.
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