Soul Machines receives significant investment from Daimler

University of Auckland spinout Soul Machines has announced an investment from Daimler Financial Services, the investment arm of the German automobile manufacturer. Soul Machines makes AI-powered lifelike digital avatars that can interact with human customers. Daimler has been using the technology to create virtual assistants that can show customers around a virtual showroom – very cool technology, and a great partnership for Soul Machines! Read more here: – the NBR also has an article with some more financial details (paywalled):