Omniverse ACE offers developers of games, chatbots, digital twins and virtual worlds a suite of cloud-native AI models for creating and delivering interactive avatars
NVIDIA announced this today NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE)a suite of cloud-native AI models and services that make it easier to create and customize lifelike virtual assistants and digital humans.
By bringing these models and services to the cloud, ACE gives businesses of all sizes instant access to the massive computing power they need Creation and deployment of assistants and avatars that understand multiple languages, respond to voice prompts, interact with the environment, and make intelligent recommendations.
“Our industry has come a decades-long journey of teaching computers how to communicate and perform complex tasks with an ease that humans take for granted,” said Rev Lebaredian, vice president of Omniverse and Simulation Technology at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA ACE brings this within reach. ACE combines many sophisticated AI technologies and enables developers to build digital assistants that are on the way to passing the Turing test.”
ACE is built on that NVIDIA’s Unified Compute Framework, which provides access to the rich software tools and APIs needed to leverage the wide range of capabilities required for highly realistic, fully interactive avatars. These include NVIDIA Riva for the development of speech AI applications, NVIDIA Metropolis for computer vision and intelligent video analysis, NVIDIA Merlin™ for powerful recommendation systems, Nvidia NeMo Megatron for large language models with natural language understanding and NVIDIA Omniverse for AI-enabled animation.
The assistants and avatars that ACE enables will transform interactions in gaming, entertainment, banking, transportation and hospitality.
Two applications based on ACE are NVIDIAs Project Maxi and Project Tokyo. Project Maxine brings state-of-the-art video and audio capabilities to virtual collaboration and content creation applications. Project Tokkio enables interactive avatars that intelligently see, sense, converse, and make recommendations to improve customer service in places like restaurants.
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Virtual assistant and digital human developers plan to use ACE to accelerate their avatar development efforts.
“Reallusion developers can create compelling characters quickly and easily, and now we’re leading the way with the latest advances in artificial intelligence and real-time rendering,” said Elvis Huang, innovation director in the Innovation Development department at Reallusion, Inc. “Pairing our Character Creator and iClone tools powered by NVIDIA’s Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine will be a great way to create lifelike avatars that realistically interact with end users.”
“Demand for digital humans and virtual assistants continues to grow exponentially across industries, but creating and scaling is becoming increasingly complex,” said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst at TIRIAS Research. “NVIDIA’s Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine brings together all the AI cloud-based microservices needed to more easily create and deliver lifelike, interactive avatars at scale.”
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