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August 17th, 2021

Embodied AI Panel for SXSW 2022 + Agora RTE 2021

by Madeline Ostrander, Content Marketing Manager

As summer winds down, the Rapport Team is gearing up for upcoming conferences and events. From pitching SXSW 2022 to keynoting at the largest real-time engagement event, keep reading below for opportunities to learn more about how integrating embodied AI into your business will shape the future of how consumers interact with brands.

Help us bring Rapport to the SXSW 2022 stage by upvoting our panel “When AI Characters Come to Life”, a discussion on the future of embodied AI best practices with some of the best in the business, including Epic Games, Nestlé USA, and Pandorabots. Community voting is open now through Friday, August 26th. Vote for us HERE.

Curious to learn a bit more? If selected, Rapport CEO + CoFounder, Gregor Hofer will speak, along with industry leaders Lauren Kunze, CEO, Pandorabots, Chris Evans, Lead Technical Animator, Epic Games, and Orchid Bertelsen, Head of Consumer Experience Strategy & Innovation, Nestlé USA, as they discuss how businesses can leverage emerging embodied conversational AI technologies to help make their consumer interactions more human. From Zoom tutors to customer service to virtual brand ambassadors, the use cases for human-like avatars are limitless. You will learn what key ingredients your business needs to create and launch embodied AI, best practices for implementation, and tips for creating ethical design. You'll leave better prepared to participate in a future full of natural, engaging digital characters.

“SXSW attracts top speakers presenting on such exciting and innovative topics. Being able to discuss AI characters with my fellow distinguished panelists will give this technology the proper attention it deserves. So get voting!” said Gregor Hofer.

Click here to cast your vote for “When AI Characters Come to Life”. #ProTip: You’ll need a free account, so Log in or create an account, then click Vote Up.

Register for these upcoming events

Mark your calendars! Rapport CEO + CoFounder Gregor is presenting at Agora’s RTE 2021 Conference, the largest real-time engagement event, on September 1st. Join Gregor at 11 AM PST / 19:00 BST for “Digital Humans: How AI-Powered Humans Can Transform Our Daily Interactions”, a panel moderated by Ben Weekes, Senior Architect, Agora, featuring Marek Zwiefka-Sibley, CEO, Trulience, and Lauren Kunze.

Afterwards, join Gregor for his keynote: “The Positive Impact of Digital Characters to Combat Camera Fatigue” at 1 PM PST / 2100 BST. In this talk you’ll learn about technologies working to relieve camera fatigue by facilitating customer communications. Digital characters provide a more human-like conversation through vocal cues and gestures to help convey information in a more engaging way, building customer trust while protecting your bottom line.

Click here to register for RTE 2021 today. Make sure to use our special code RTELeader to get access to the fun activities at RTE2021, plus early on-demand access to all content for free. See you there!

Unable to join us for our fireside chat with Pandorabots, CEO, Lauren Kunze? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our recording of Lauren and Gregor’s conversation on the future of embodied AI and LIVE demo of our integration, followed by a lively Q+A.

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