Atsushi Ishii CEO at Couger Inc. wrote a paper about Virtual Human Agents (VHAs) for a specialist magazine for automobile engineers, the “Nikkei Automotive”

Autonomous driving cars will soon be a reality. How will this change cars’ inside space?

With the evolution of autonomous driving technologies, cars become more like moving rooms. There are many opportunities to change cars’ inside space, and it’ raised the question of what new values and opportunities can arise from the changes.

Couger aims is to create a Virtual Human Agent (VHA), a virtual (VE/AR) agent with a body and face similar to an AI assistant from the movie “Blade Runner 2049”.

VHA can work on smartphones, smart glasses, computers, or any other devices. They will use visual information from cameras, audio information from microphones, and process and memorize it through AI-systems, and give responses with expressions, gestures, and words.

How VHA can be used in cars? The answer to that question can be found in this article. Moreover, there’s a detailed explanation of VHA’s architecture.

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Connectome Pte Ltd(Head office: Singapore, : Yasunori Motani, Executive Director at Connectome Pte. Ltd.)is promoting the virtual human agent development project “Connectome”. Technology development on the project is handled by Couger Inc.(Head office: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku : Ishii Atsushi, CEO at Couger Inc.) developing the VHA.