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Thursday, January 06, 2022

Hiring a Virtual Person in China?

In what further sense hire? 

Companies can Hire a virtual Person for about 14k a Year?

CNBC News, Evelyn Cheng, January 2, 2023

Companies in China are "hiring" virtual employees, with technology firm Baidu saying it has doubled its number of virtual people projects since 2021. Baidu uses animation, sound technology, and machine learning to produce digitized and sometimes interactive human beings that companies may purchase for customer service and entertainment applications. Baidu's Li Shiyan said buyers of virtual people to date include financial services companies, local tourism boards, and state media. While the cost of a virtual employee has fallen by roughly 80% since last year thanks to technological improvements, a three-dimensional virtual person can cost a company about 100,000 yuan ($14,300) annually. Sirius Wang at the Greater China at Kantar marketplace said Chinese brands see virtual people as reliable alternative spokespersons, following scandals involving human celebrities.  ... ' 

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