Rilispedia.com – The global market for Smart Speakers is projected to exceed $30 Billion in 2024, at a CAGR of over 20%. The global Virtual Digital Assistant market is expected to grow to over $12 Billion this year. “And this only accounts for the B2C potential,” according the Robert Safari, Founder and CEO of Keyshare Innovation Group (KIG). “Motivated by this and by the vast potential for B2B applications, we created a hologram Virtual Personal Assistant combining the best features of both Smart Speakers and VPA’s – what we call ‘Q-Live’,” said Safari.
Safari, one of the original patent holders for the electronic cigarette, brought the hologram VPA to life in his skunk works in Seal Beach, CA. After seeing the desktop personal companion by Gatebox Inc. of Japan, Safari developed an AI and hologram platform to expand the functionality of the Gatebox GTBX-100 for the U.S. market. Working in conjunction with New Zealand’s Umajin, Q-Live is a virtual concierge enabling the B2B market to provide improved, timely, personalized, “face-to-face” service throughout their entire customer base which would be too costly to do otherwise. The technology combines the latest advancements in AI, motion capture, facial and mood recognition and voice activation with sophisticated hologram imagery for a proprietary platform that generates the most lifelike effect. “This is why,” Safari notes, “we say that Q-Live is so intelligent you will question the artificial.”
As a result, KIG is beginning implementations with major clients in the hospitality and retail industries that see the benefit of lowered response time and greater cost efficiency by using intelligent avatars to handle customer service requests.