Rapport Launches Self-Service Virtual Interactive Avatar Platform

Rapport, provider of a platform for creating emotionally intelligent interactive characters, has launched its Self-Service Virtual Interactive Avatar platform to businesses.

Powered by Speech Graphics, a facial animation solution for video games, the platform will enable users to create, animate, and deploy their own virtual interactive personalities (VIPs) in minutes.

Rapport Self-Service guides users through a step-by-step process to create their unique virtual characters with emotional intelligence, in any language, on any platform.

Key features of Rapport Self-Service include the following:

  • A library of existing characters or the ability to create your own using Ready Player Me.
  • Integration with major AI providers such as ChatGPT, AWS, Azure, or Google Gemini. Users can opt for an open-ended AI or customize it with specific prompts.
  • Access thousands of voice options from major text-to-speech providers, available in any language.
  • Speech Graphics' audio-driven facial animation technology for realistic lip-sync and emotional expressions.
  • The ability to deploy the avatar anywhere in a digital ecosystem with a simple snippet of code.

At the core of Rapport Self-Service technology lies Speech Graphics' audio-driven facial animation, a proven solution in the video game industry. Unlike other technologies, Speech Graphics employs detailed muscle maps for extremely accurate real-time lip-sync.

"Our platform is designed to revolutionize how businesses and individuals engage with audiences," said Gregor Hofer, CEO of Rapport, in a statement. "To date, we've seen a tremendous impact on immersive learning, and opportunities flourish in sales, marketing, service, and entertainment. With our technology, users can create emotionally intelligent avatars that significantly enhance customer interactions at the point of sale across almost any market sector."

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