by Chris Wrobel
Virbe joins NVIDIA Inception to extend its product offering
Virbe today announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program dedicated to nurturing and supporting startups using AI, data science and high-performance computing to revolutionise the industry-related status quo.
NVIDIA Inception will allow Virbe to increase the visibility of its platform and support its experts in enhancing their understanding of the ever-changing technology landscape in this sector. Inception will also offer the company the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organisations.
Krzysztof (Chris) Wrobel, the founder and CEO at Virbe, said the relationship will greatly benefit the company through increased visibility, knowledge sharing, and extending the functionality of its products.
In the words of Wrobel: “We internet users are bombarded with tons of textual information, and today's flat interfaces are not enough to keep users engaged. Virtual Being is an interactive, universal, and natural interface of the future that will change the way we create applications in the metaverse and beyond. Being a member of NVIDIA Inception will help us along the challenging path towards this vision.”
And then he added: “For an early-stage startup like Virbe, NVIDIA Inception is a unique opportunity to join a community of tech collaborators and investors. What is more, the hands-on tech support of the NVIDIA team is helping take our platform to the next level and turn it into a fully-fledged solution available to customers worldwide. We are especially delighted with the NVIDIA Riva speech AI SDK and workflow , which substantially extends our product offering in speech recognition and generation.”
Virbe Chief Operations Officer, Wojciech Halabuz said the technological side of the collaboration will be a significant benefit as well:
“Working with NVIDIA allows us to access state-of-the-art AI resources built on over a decade of the company’s AI innovations, including NVIDIA Riva, a GPU-accelerated and fully customisable SDK and workflow for building speech AI applications that can be customised for each use case and deliver real-time performance. It is especially important for us that we can use NVIDIA technology for on-premise solutions.”
NVIDIA Inception helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping, and deployment. Every NVIDIA Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits, marketing support to increase brand visibility, and technology assistance, which provides startups with the fundamental tools to help them grow.
Virbe streamlines the process of producing 3D interactive avatars, allowing you to create one in a matter of minutes. With avatars as your brand ambassadors, or with 3D avatars added on top of your chatbot, you can advance your offline and online customer experiences at scale. The Virbes, or Virtual Beings, can be implemented in omnichannel: on websites, in social media, and in physical locations on digital signage devices. This enables Virbe to create solutions to improve the autonomous customer experience in stores, hotels, airports, and public offices. Virbes are also innate in the metaverse and can be implemented into existing VR and AR products.