July 6, 2023

Collision 2023 Bite-sized Interviews: D-ID and Talking Avatars

The company is involved in training artificial intelligence to create talking avatars from static images

At the Collision 2023 conference, which occurred from June 27 to 29, we gathered not only the most significant tech industry trends but also interacted with representatives from intriguing startups and companies at their stands. One of them was Ron Friedman, a generative AI advocate and brand builder at D-ID.

D-ID is a multifaceted company specializing in the human face. They provide tools that convert a static photo into a talking avatar. Using generative AI, they identify facial features and animate them. They utilize a platform called Studio for this purpose.

So, why are these talking avatar videos needed? They find applications in the educational sector, corporate communications, and viral clips for TikTok, YouTube, and other platforms. The company's technology can even be employed to create Hollywood blockbusters and other big-budget productions.

The company is also developing the Chat D-ID application. This is the world's first tool that enables face-to-face conversations with artificial intelligence. It allows users to choose from a variety of avatars and receive responses with voice and facial animation generated by a neural network.

It's important to note that you can use your own face or an employee's photo as an avatar. All that's needed is to upload the image and select the appropriate voice. The outcome is astounding. D-ID refers to this as a natural user interface, and it holds great potential.

D-ID is confident that the main tech industry trend for the upcoming years is generative AI. Services based on neural networks will become more human-like and natural. Imagine being able to create your digital avatar that knows everything you know!

Generative AI like this can be used to train and evaluate your existing data to save you time and money


Mykola (Nick) Hrytsaienko


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