Google Quietly Bought an Artificial Intelligence Startup Company to Build Your Avatar

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Oct. 28, 2022

Google has quietly acquired Alter, a Twitter-backed Artificial intelligence avatar startup formerly known as 'Facemoji'.

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According to the TechCrunch reports on Thursday, earlier this year the company bought the startup for $100 million.

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This was revealed to TechCrunch by an unnamed source when Alter's acquisition was completed two months ago.

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Google officially confirmed the acquisition on Thursday but did not provide details of the acquisition such as a date and purchase price for Alter.

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Alter's Chief Operating Officer, John Slimak, has updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect a new role in Google Avatar.

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In recent years, Google has been investing heavily in its AI technology—from language learning models to image rendering.

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We all know that short videos have become a growing trend since TikTok took the interest of millions of people.

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Google could be the next in line to add new features supporting short-form video to the platform to join the race. Google Avatars might integrate with Shorts shortly.

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