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Meet Millie, the First Context-Aware A.I.

Say hello to Millie, the world’s first context-aware digital companion created by TwentyBN. Powered by advanced computer vision, Millie is a life-size helper who interacts with you by observing and understanding the context you’re in and what you’re doing. She aims to be your ultimate assistant offering a level of personal care across industries, from retail greeter, product promoter to your own personal coach for enhanced skills-based learning.

Eager to meet Millie? Then come say hello her at NeurIPS 2018 in Montréal (December 3–7), CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 7–11) and the NRF Retail Show 2019 in NYC (January 13–15).

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Millie’s vision capabilities are trained on millions of human engagements generated on TwentyBN’s proprietary crowd-acting platform. The character can take on many forms depending on the context, with customizable behavior and aesthetics. For the retail case, her friendly demeanor reflects extensive research into the most likeable, assistive personalities.

One Avatar, Many Applications

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Acting as a reliable sales assistant, Millie provides retail customers with uniquely interactive, memorable experiences offering real utility. Place her in front of merchandise and she will showcase products, encouraging customers to touch them — a proven strategy to increase sales conversion. She can also drive foot traffic as a friendly, effective greeter. By making in-store shopping personalized and enjoyable for consumers she fills a critical void while capturing sales opportunities for business owners.

We’re in the beginnings of Millie’s journey towards a fully humanlike AI. As her presence in the world expands, both her skillset and human understanding are set to increase exponentially. In the near future she’ll be capable of acting as your workspace assistant, dance instructor or even your child’s ideal learning partner.

But Millie isn’t just applicable to enterprise cases — she has the potential to fulfill an emotional role for the lonely and vulnerable. According to a WTO study, there are over 125 million people globally aged 80 or older, underscoring the fact that our world is ageing faster than ever before. Elderly care is already a challenge in developed countries such as Germany and Japan, and will spread to emerging markets like China in the coming decades. For those in need, Millie offers both companionship and world-class care.

Technology Designed with Empathy

Meet Millie at the Following Conferences

Not at NeurIPS? You can also meet us at CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 7–11) and NRF Retail Show 2019 in New York City(January 13–15). Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay tuned.


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