The Consumer Electronics Show is a place where dreams are m-- pitched to dismissive investors and crowdfunders. There are thousands of companies, startups and interest groups all jostling for the eyes of CES attendees and the assembled media. It's easy to get excited, with flying taxis, home robots and folding phones all on show in one location. It's the future, the day before it happens. Sometimes everyone gets too excited, and I think that's particularly true for Neon, a spin-off company from the Samsung-backed STAR Labs program. Artificial human avatars sound totally Blade Runner, but the current state of the program's digitally generated Neons is more like Amazon Alexa with teeth and eyebrows. Hype is a fickle mistress.
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