Santa Monica, CA, February 17, 2017 (Newswire.com) - AKA LLC, the developer of the world’s first artificially intelligent social robot Musio, announced the opening of its new office in Berlin, Germany. With AKA’s new strategic pivot to Europe, Musio will continue to innovate the forefront of the A.I. industry and address the world’s growing demand for a robot companion capable of interacting socially with people of all ages.
“We are excited to finally announce Musio’s debut in Europe,” said Raymond Jung, CEO of AKA LLC. “Musio has already received positive responses from consumers in Japan with its natural conversation features, and we believe Musio’s brilliant interactive abilities to learn from experience and share emotions with users as a friend and a family will capture the hearts of European consumers.”
AKA’s new office will be located in the city’s renowned start up campus Factory Berlin, and will be open to all prospective partners and customers who wish to experience Musio’s leading A.I. technology first hand. (Factory Works GmbH, Rheinsberger Strasse 76/77, 10115 Berlin,Germany)"Musio has already received positive responses from consumers in Japan with its natural conversation features, and we believe Musio's brilliant interactive abilities to learn from experience and share emotions with users as a friend and a family will capture the hearts of European consumers."
“Berlin, with its dynamic and creative environment, has become the heart of Europe’s technology innovation and major international stage for burgeoning start ups,” said Tony Park, AKA LLC’s Head of Europe Office. “Musio has a big future ahead as industry leading social robot, and we look forward to continuing our journey with industry innovators and business leaders across Europe.”
Local enthusiasts can also meet Musio at Germany’s Vitra Design Museum until May 14. Vitra will be the first runner of the three prestigious European museums (Vitra, MAK, and Design Museum Gent) hosting the multinational exhibition project ‘Hello Robot - Design between Human and Machine’. Musio and other top robotics designs from around the world will be showcased to residents in Germany, Austria and Belgium and all visitors throughout 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.
Meanwhile, in Japan, Musio’s ability to communicate naturally is currently being spotlighted as the next generation English education solution for all: From children and students in need of a language tutor to older users seeking native conversation partners to become more proficient in business English. Together with Sophy, an intelligent pointing device that connects Musio to other objects including educational contents, Musio is scheduled to be launched in upcoming April through partnerships with Japan’s market leading companies in consumer electronics and education.
About the Exhibition
‘Hello Robot - Design between Human and Machine’ is an international cooperation between the Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein, Germany), MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art(Vienna, Austria) and Design museum Gent(Gent, Belgium). The exhibition will shed light to the modern relationship between humans and robots – from science fiction to everyday reality - by examining the decisive role design has played in it. Musio and other robotics collections will be presented through rich exhibitions filled with interactive installations, design prototypes, video documentaries and more.
- Vitra Design Museum (11 February 2017 ~ 14 May 2017): http://www.design-museum.de/en/exhibitions/detailpages/hello-robot-design-between-human-and-machine.html
- MAK (21 June 2017 ~ 1 October 2017): http://mak.at/e/hello_robot
- Design museum Gent (27 October 2017 ~ 15 April 2018): http://www.designmuseumgent.be/en/events/hello-robot
Musio is the A.I. robot friend that can learn new phrases, ideas and information making possible the interaction and conversation with human beings. Musio (powered by MUSE A.I. engine) can converse with users and help non-English speaking countries’ children learn English. As the IoT hub, Musio can be also able to communicate with other machines and devices. Musio will provide an opportunity to develop emotional intelligence for users.
About AKA LLC
AKA is developing A.I. engines to help improve communication among objects. The technology integrates artificial intelligence and big data to more effectively deliver essential communication tools, such as speaking, writing, facial expressions, and gestures that are often overlooked.
Source: AKA LLC