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Meet Liam Nikuro, Japan's First Male Virtual Influencer

Posted On: Apr 16, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

As the use of artificial intelligence soars (the global fashion and retail industries are pegged to dole out $3.6 billion on the technology this year, according to Juniper Research), 1sec Inc. said it has created Japan's first male “virtual influencer,” Liam Nikuro.
1sec Inc. describes itself as “a venture company planning and developing virtual humans.” Liam is powered by computer processing and “3-D CG technology” that projects “virtual three-dimensional objects onto flat surfaces, creating images with a sense of depth,” the company said, adding that use of this technology “is becoming increasingly common in media such as live-action and animated films as well as video games.”
Liam Nikuro
Courtesy image.
Liam joins a small, but growing roster of virtual influencers such as Lil Miquela, a self-proclaimed Instagram model and musician based in Los Angeles that was launched as a digital project in 2016 and now has 1.5 million followers and has recently “appeared” at Coachella.
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