HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mentor InSight (http://www.AIShow.Biz), the media and market maker company with a moon shot mission to create an Obi-Wan Kenobi style like guru, today announced the world’s first trophy designed by a robotic “synthetic being,” appropriately titled the ArtIEEs (Artificial Intelligence and Entertainment Excellence) Award. The award will be presented at the second annual v2#AIShowBiz event celebrating the latest innovations, strategies and predictions for the emerging artificial intelligence/entertainment industry on January 16, 2018 in Hollywood at IgnitedSpaces.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3bd2924f-e164-485d-abf1-59ed563b2cc7

Award contenders will compete for the ArtIEEs Award during the Entrepreneurs Pitch Fest for founders focused on businesses at the intersection of AI and the entertainment industries. A prestigious panel of investors and experts will be selecting the inaugural ArtIEEs recipient:

Entrepreneurs with businesses at any level of development in the emerging industry of AI/Entertainment are encouraged to apply. Applications are available by visiting the Entrepreneurs Pitch Fest site. Magical Corp, a venture studio, will provide 3 months strategic guidance for the winner of the v2#AIShowBiz Pitch Fest.

The ArtIEEs Award Trophy is the world's first emotionally interactive artwork produced by a robot brain–Brain2Bot’s natural intelligence software. The robot brain is aptly dubbed Momenta, because her constantly fluxing sentiments are depicted in an artistic swirl of emotions ranging from fire to ice, reflecting the feelings and reactions of audience members universally. Momenta was created by Gunnar Newquist, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Brain2Bot, Inc., who was the first winner of the Entrepreneur Pitch Fest at last year’s #AIShowBiz event.

A video displaying Momenta’s excitement is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7104c871-f37e-480a-9045-0d7ca5c08e06

Momenta’s unique innovation is characterized by her own internal emotional state, based on biological emotional systems. One’s emotional interaction with the robot can affect this state just like interaction can affect the emotional state of other beings. Affectiva's emotional intelligence software allows the robot to sense one’s emotional state through facial expressions.

Essentially, the robot wears her emotion on her sleeve, or screen, which creates the visually-appealing effects. Brain2Bot's natural intelligence software gives Momenta the ability to learn directly from her experience, developing her own internal emotional systems, and creating a unique personality. Momenta gives an early-stage look into a future where mere pre-programmed robots transition to synthetic emotional beings that are like family members.

“If we want robots to work with us and share our lives with us, then they’ll need to have their own emotional intelligence,” said Gunnar Newquist, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Brain2Bot, Inc. “We created Momenta as a synthetic brain with learning and emotional systems modeled after human biological learning and emotional systems. The ArtIEEs Trophy is a visualization of Momenta's internal emotional state with digital artwork; and it is our hope that her interactive artwork will give us a glimpse into a future where synthetic beings share our feelings and become part of our social groups.”

To watch the announcement of Momenta, please visit: the Announcement Video.

In Person and Online Viewing Tickets for v2#AIShowBiz are available by visiting www.AIShow.Biz.

To apply to compete for the ArtIEEs Award Trophy visit: Entrepreneurs Pitch Fest.

For questions, please contact the #AIShowBiz Creator Molly Lavik at:
info@mentorinsight.net or 310-488-4401.

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