Business Wire

ObEN Debuts World’s First Personal AI Art Concierge at Shanghai K11

Jaa

ObEN Inc., the artificial intelligence (AI) company that is building a decentralized AI platform for intelligent avatars, today announced the premiere of the first-ever Personal AI (PAI) art docent experience at the museum-retail space Shanghai K11 Art Mall. Bearing the likeness and voice of K11 Founder Adrian Cheng, the AI concierge will guide visitors through K11 Art Museum’s new duo exhibit featuring works from American ceramic artist Betty Woodman and acclaimed Chinese painter Zhao Yang.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180418005462/en/

Adam Zheng, COO and co-founder of ObEN; Adrian Cheng, founder of K11; Nikhil Jain, CEO and co-founde ...

Adam Zheng, COO and co-founder of ObEN; Adrian Cheng, founder of K11; Nikhil Jain, CEO and co-founder of ObEN (Photo: Business Wire)

“This exhibit introduces visitors to an experience that brings together art and technology in an entirely new and unique dimension,” said Adrian Cheng, founder of K11. “Together with ObEN, we are disrupting the way people navigate the exhibit experience, connecting with them on a deeper, more intimate level and fostering a closer connection between audience, curatorial expression, and artist through technology. We look forward to expanding this immersive experience to other areas within the K11 ecosystem.”

The brainchild of entrepreneur and business innovator Adrian Cheng, K11 is a pioneering multi-faceted brand rooted in culture and interconnected by three core values: art, nature, and people. The K11 Art Mall, featuring flagship locations in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Wuhan, is the world’s first museum-retail experience. Consistent with its spirit of innovation, K11 continually seeks and attracts technology partners that help elevate the immersive experience for visitors to its Art Malls, office towers K11 Atelier, and other K11 entities.

The new exhibit is a unique convergence of art and technology, cultures and mediums. From now until June 17, 2018, visitors will be individually guided through the exhibit by Cheng’s PAI, from a smart device bearing an artificial intelligence-based avatar. The first experience of its kind, the PAI concierge will provide visitors with a customized experience, with Cheng’s PAI providing details about select works on display, artist history, and exhibit development.

“This exhibit at K11 showcases the transformative impact PAI can have on industries, including retail and hospitality – providing visitors with more engaging and personalized experiences,” said Nikhil Jain, CEO and co-founder of ObEN. “We are thrilled to partner with K11 to create experiences that complement their unique conglomeration of art, entertainment, and retail.”

The PAI art concierge is powered by ObEN’s Personal AI technology. On the consumer front, the technology allows users to easily create a 3D avatar that looks, sounds, and behaves like them with just one selfie and a brief voice recording from their smartphone. Secured and authenticated on the Project PAI blockchain, ObEN’s PAI provides unprecedented levels of security, data control, and utility. In addition to K11, ObEN also works with leading organizations like S.M. Entertainment, with whom they have a joint venture – AI Stars, the first agency for celebrity Personal AI’s.

ObEN’s Personal AI technology will be available in mid-2018. Learn more at projectpai.com.

About K11 and K11 Investment

K11 was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur and business innovator Adrian Cheng. The pioneering multi-faceted brand is rooted in culture and interconnected by three core values: art, nature, and people. Its ecosystem of business, cultural, technological, and charitable enterprises is a manifestation of the founder's constant search for ways to disrupt stagnant industries and foster cross-cultural dialogues. It spans a wide array of touchpoints: the world’s first museum-retail concept, K11 Art Malls; its state-of-the-art office spaces, K11 Ateliers; its open education platform, K11 Kulture Academy; the curated K11 Design Stores; the Terrarium-inspired transformative retail space K11 Natural; and K11 Art Foundation, China’s first private not-for-profit to incubate Chinese artists and curators. By 2023 the brand will have gained a footprint in 29 projects in nine cities across Greater China.

K11 Investment is the investment arm of New World Development – a Hong Kong-based conglomerate of which Cheng is Executive Vice-chairman and General Manager. Its businesses range from real estate and retail to hospitality. Among K11 Investment’s growing portfolio is DayDayCook, China’s most successful online cooking channel, with over 200 million monthly views. DayDayCook’s first experiential studio opened in Shanghai K11 Art Mall in December 2017. In January 2018, K11 Investment made a US$10 million strategic investment in ObEN to continue the growth of its AI technology.

About ObEN

ObEN is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that is building a decentralized AI platform for intelligent avatars, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. The company’s technology allows users to create intelligent 3D avatars that look, sound, and behave like them. Deployed on the Project PAI blockchain, ObEN’s Personal AI (PAI) technology enables users to create, use, and manage their own PAI on a secure, decentralized platform. Founded in 2014, ObEN is a K11, Tencent, Softbank Ventures Korea, and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California. To learn more about ObEN, please visit oben.com.

Contact information

ObEN
Jeff Hare, (+1) 818.726.9238
jeff@oben.com
or
K11 Investment
Tim Cheung, (+852) 6396 9890
timcheung@nwd.com.hk

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

Ipsen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Cabometyx® (Cabozantinib) for the Second-line Treatment of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)21.9.2018 08:30Tiedote

Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext:IPN; ADR:IPSEY) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), provided a positive opinion for Cabometyx® (cabozantinib) as a monotherapy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in adults who have been previously treated with sorafenib. The CHMP positive opinion will now be reviewed by the European Commission (EC), which has the authority to approve medicines for the European Union (EU). Alexandre Lebeaut, MD, Executive Vice President, R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, Ipsen, said: “The global burden of liver cancer is increasing and despite the recent introduction of new agents, it remains the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Following today’s positive CHMP opinion and if approved by the European Commission, Cabometyx ® as monotherapy will give patients with HCC a much-needed new oral therapeutic option.” Dr Lorenza Rimassa,

Quanergy Selected as Exclusive LiDAR Partner for VRCO21.9.2018 08:00Tiedote

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the design and development of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, and VRCO, designer and manufacturer of the luxury high-end e-VTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) craft, the NeoXcraft XP2, today announced that VRCO will exclusively use Quanergy’s S3 solid state LiDAR sensors in the testing and market release versions of the aircraft. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180920006036/en/ VRCO NeoXcraft XP2 with Quanergy S3 LiDAR Sensor (Graphic: Business Wire) The NeoXcraft XP2, which VRCO and the University of Derby unveiled in late 2017 and intend to launch in 2020, is a two-passenger e-VTOL high-speed land, air, and water capable craft. The craft can scan and memorize take-off locations and store the data for use on the next approach to the same location. Quanergy’s innovative S3 solid state LiDAR sensor will be used for downward and forward

Overseas Roadshow for the IAPH Guangzhou 2019 World Ports Conference Was Held in London21.9.2018 06:08Tiedote

Overseas roadshow for the IAPH Guangzhou 2019 World Ports Conference was successfully held in Armourer's Hall, London, UK on September 20th. Ms. Yuan Yue, Deputy Director General of Guangzhou Port Authority, met with over 100 senior representatives from British ports, ship-owners, commodity traders, shipping & service companies, shipping public policy research institutes, and other representatives from the port and shipping industry. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180920006031/en/ Speech made by Lord Jeffrey Evans, Chairman of Maritime London (Photo: Business Wire) In her keynote speech, Ms. Yuan Yue said, “Guangzhou is the gateway city of South China and is known as the “Millennium Business Capital” and a popular destination for business and investment. At present, Guangzhou has attracted investors from over 130 countries. Nearly 300 of the world's top 500 companies have businesses and investment in Guangzho

AbuDhabi Dubai STOB Series 22 Investment Enters into Favorable Tender Offer Agreement with MINDOL HOLDINGS21.9.2018 04:00Tiedote

AbuDhabi Dubai STOB Series 22 Investment Limited Partnership, hereafter AbuDhabi22, and MINDOL HOLDINGS LIMITED, hereafter MINDOL, listed on the Hong Kong-based Coinsuper exchange (https://www.coinsuper.com) have reached an agreement where AbuDhabi22 will acquire the minimum 33.3 percent holding for the MINDOL cryptocurrency (MIN, https://mindol.net) to be issued by MINDOL, via a tender offer (TOB). Implementation of the TOB will serve to strengthen the strategic partnership with MINDOL. Both companies expect that the AbuDhabi22 bid will greatly exceed any bids made via ordinary exchange channels. With a bid offering at a stable price, the TOB method was chosen for its strategic worth. The MINDOL business vision for 2019 sets a target for its cryptocurrency, from among the more than 2,000 types of cryptocurrencies currently available, to have a top-30 market capitalization. As a business that focuses on "the fusion of subculture and blockchain," they will develop an online game that ta

Afton Chemical’s S$380 Million Phase II Expansion of Its Jurong Island Plant is Now Complete20.9.2018 23:30Tiedote

Afton Chemical Corporation, a global leader in the lubricant and fuel additive market, today announced the completion of the Phase II expansion of its Chemical Additive Manufacturing Facility in Jurong Island, Singapore. This milestone was marked by a special visit from Singapore’s Minister for Trade & Industry Mr. Chan Chun Sing, who also made a speech and toured the facility. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180920005903/en/ Afton Chemical Corporation – Singapore Chemical Additive Manufacturing Facility Phase II Expansion (Photo: Business Wire) As a wholly owned subsidiary of NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU), Afton has been a leading player in the lubricant and fuel additive marketplace for over 90 years. The company was founded on a Passion for Solutions® and has maintained a focus on customizing commercial and industrial solutions that meet customer needs. Afton begun its Singapore manufacturing operations

IFF Announces Pricing of €1,100,000,000 Senior Notes Offering20.9.2018 23:15Tiedote

Regulatory News: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF), a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world, today announced that it has priced its public offering of €300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 0.500% senior notes due 2021 and €800,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.800% senior notes due 2026. IFF intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay a portion of the consideration for the previously announced merger with Frutarom Industries Ltd. and to pay related fees and expenses. IFF anticipates that the offering will close on September 25, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. The offering is not contingent upon the consummation of the merger. If the closing of the merger has not occurred on or prior to February 7, 2019, or, if prior to such date, the merger agreement with Frutarom is terminated, IFF will be required to redeem all of the notes on the special mandatory redemption date at a redem

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme