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On Dec. 16, 2019 (Monday), startup company STAR Labs began posting GIFs teasing something called "Neon," a project which they would later reveal as an "artificial human." In a series of tweets, the Samsung subsidiary announced that Neon would be unveiled at the CES 2020, and debunked many people's theory that the project is related in any way to Bixby, the tech giant's designated virtual assistant.

Several media outlets, as well as Neon's followers, were quick to throw wild guesses as to what the product might be. For The Verge, the project could be a "digital avatar technology" or "a realistic CGI human that users can interact with." One of the most interesting speculations came from a Twitter user who described Neon as "artificial intelligence that will make you wonder which one of you is real." But what exactly is an artificial human?


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