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Where is Kiwi-made tech on the hype cycle?

Peter Griffin
Thu, 26 Aug 2021

Soul Machines has created a number of digital avatars. (Image: Supplied)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 26 Aug 2021
There’s bad news this week for Kiwi tech startups Soul Machines and UneeQ if tech consulting firm Gartner is to be believed.Its annual Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle, which attempts to predict the timeframe in which technologies will actually become useful, and whether they will even make it across the “trough of disillusionment” to achieve mainstream adoption, doesn’t envisage speedy uptake of digital humans.Those are the artificial intelligence-powered digital avatars that have been tipped to play an increasing role...

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