Personalized, Lifelike Avatars Reenact The News Differently For Each Viewer

Personalized, Lifelike Avatars Reenact The News Differently For Each Viewer
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Genies lets users making a digital clone of themselves to share what's going on in their day or in the news they care about

Zack Palm
  • 19 december 2017

As the old adage goes, “A picture says a thousand words”. A new technology startup named Genies released a new reactive emoji platform for users to share important news happening throughout their day.

Prior to a user creating their Genie, they choose one of three different personas they feel best defines them or aligns with their interests. The type of persona they choose determines the variety of scenes they can have their Genie go in, such as one category features content from Coachella and Adidas, while another focuses on TechCrunch and The Verge. With the choice made, the user can take as much time as they’d like customizing their Genie to either closely resemble them or make the digital character as wildly absurd as they’d like.

The Genies’ art team created millions of backgrounds designed for any time of year, and the program’s AI platform curates them together based on what’s happening in the news or on the date. For example, on Christmas day all of the persona types will have access to holiday themed backgrounds to share what’s happening on their special day. However, the persona aligned with The Verge website may have a scene with a news headline talking about the best technology to receive for Christmas while the one with Adidas could have a scene where the user’s Genie goes on a run in the snow. These potential scenes change daily.

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All of the news shared in the scenes comes with a link to the article mentioned in the headline. The developers behind Genie want their user base to treat it as a way of sharing important or interesting tidbits of news with a lot more personality behind it. Genie also made a smart move by not creating their own social media application or website. Instead, they encourage their users to share it on platforms they regularly use, like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Anyone interested in making their Genie can go to the company’s website or download the application to their Android or iPhone.

Genies

As the old adage goes, “A picture says a thousand words”. A new technology startup named Genies released a new reactive emoji platform for users to share important news happening throughout their day.

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