• ObEN lands $5 million from Tencent and others for AI-powered avatars

    4 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    ObEN, a startup that is building software to create personalized avatars for celebrities, has raised $5 million in a strategic investment that should help it expand its product into China. The investment round was led by Chinese tech giant Tencent, with participation from Fengshion Capital, and Li Ruigang, the chairman of China Media Capital.
    The company's technology is designed to let celebrities create personal avatars that can talk and sing. ObEN's goal is to let fans interact with computer-generated versions of their favorite stars that use natural language technology to understand and...
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