Watch: Ok-pop band GOT7 member Mark Tuan has a ‘digital twin’

Need to chat with Ok-pop singer Mark Tuan? The Taiwanese-American singer Mark Tuan, who’s a member of the Ok-pop boyband GOT7, has a brand new GPT-powered AI ‘digital twin’.

The favored rapper shared the information in a Twitter video this week, with the caption: “Meet my digital twin!”

Dubbed ‘Digital Mark’, the brand new AI model of the Ok-pop singer, was created in collaboration with the know-how firm Soul Machines. It makes use of OpenAI’s GPT integration which permits followers to have one-on-one conversations with the singer’s ‘digital twin’.

The launch of the digital movie star comes practically a yr after Tuan first revealed that he could be working with Soul Machines on this venture.

In August 2022, @marktuan tweeted: “I am excited to be part of @Soulmachine’s new leisure division and redefine the way forward for digital leisure. By creating my #DigitalTwin, I can join with all of you and share my ardour, tales, and lyrics for generations to come back! #SoulMachines #AI”.

In line with a press launch revealed on the PR Newswire web site this week, Mark Tuan mentioned: “I’m excited that my followers will meet and speak with Digital Mark, and thru him get to attach with me on a brand new degree. I’ve lengthy been concerned with rising know-how, particularly in the case of progressive and thrilling methods to interact with my followers.

“I’m additionally thrilled that via my new Digital Twin, I’ll quickly be capable of speak to my followers in a number of languages, which can assist unfold my music even additional throughout the globe,” he added.

Soul Machines created Digital Mark utilizing its proprietary deep-tech analysis and superior movement seize know-how to copy the precise likeness, facial actions, and mannerisms of Mark Tuan.

The know-how firm goals to create “autonomously animated digital celebrities within the Metaverse and digital worlds of right now”. Soul Machine’s leisure division oversees creating digital celebrities with using deep-tech analysis and superior movement seize know-how to a star’s actions, from facial expressions to mannerisms, bringing the digital model of the movie star to life.

In line with the corporate, Digital Mark’s Korean and Japanese language capabilities will launch later this yr.

Followers of Tuan have had a combined response to the singer’s new ‘digital twin’.

Twitter consumer @lunarjunmyeon replied: “Nah… that is simply bizarre, it’s getting so bizarre…”

And, @GRANDlCE posted: “That is straight out of a black mirror episode…”

Nonetheless, some followers tried interacting with Digital Mark, via the Soul Machine web site and took to the feedback part on Twitter to share their expertise.

Tweep @TtJy_98 posted: “I am speaking with him each day… and I sang your track for him… he informed me he loves my voice… thanks for this venture.”

One other consumer @JustForABread shared that extra testing is required to good the digital movie star’s responses. He tweeted: “Sorry Mark, I attempted this out and your AI saved saying the identical solutions each time however barely worded in a different way. They need to maintain testing it extra.”

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