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NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) Announced

by Harold Fritts

NVIDIA used the special address presentation at SIGGRAPH to announce NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), a suite of cloud-native AI models and services to simplify building and customizing lifelike virtual assistants and digital humans.

NVIDIA used the special address presentation at SIGGRAPH to announce NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), a suite of cloud-native AI models and services to simplify building and customizing lifelike virtual assistants and digital humans.

Making ACE available in the cloud enables businesses of any size to instantly access the computing power needed to create and deploy assistants and avatars that understand multiple languages, respond to speech prompts, interact with the environment and make intelligent recommendations.

Vice president of Omniverse and simulation technology at NVIDIA, Rev Lebaredrian, stated:

“Our industry has been on a decades-long journey teaching computers to communicate and carry out complex tasks with ease that humans take for granted. NVIDIA ACE brings this within reach. ACE combines many sophisticated AI technologies, allowing developers to create digital assistants that are on a path to pass the Turing test.”

ACE is built on NVIDIA’s Unified Compute Framework, which provides access to software tools and APIs needed to harness the wide range of skills needed for highly realistic, fully interactive avatars. These include NVIDIA Riva for developing speech AI applications, NVIDIA Metropolis for computer vision and intelligent video analytics, NVIDIA Merlin™ for high-performing recommender systems, NVIDIA NeMo Megatron for large language models with natural language understanding, and NVIDIA Omniverse for AI-enabled animation.

ACE-enabled assistants and avatars will transform gaming, entertainment, banking, transportation, and hospitality interactions.

Two applications built on ACE include NVIDIA’s Project Maxine and Project Tokkio. Project Maxine delivers state-of-the-art video and audio features to virtual collaboration and content creation applications. Project Tokkio enables interactive avatars that see, perceive, converse intelligently and provide recommendations to enhance customer service in places like restaurants.

Omniverse ACE Support

Developers of virtual assistants and digital humans plan to use ACE to accelerate their avatar development efforts.

ACE will be available early next year, running on embedded systems and all major cloud services.

NVIDIA ACE

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