Tencent Cloud and Metavision announce strategic partnership to build immersive interactive spaces

Xu Yiming, Vice President of Tencent Cloud (right), and Lo Chi Sum, Founder and Chairman of the board of Metavision (left).

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May 1, 2024 – Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company Tencent, has recently announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Shenzhen Metavision Technology Group Co., Ltd. (Metavision), a company dedicated to advancing the development and application of Metaverse technology. Metavision stated that through the partnership, it aims to accelerate the implementation of 3D virtual applications, create new boundaries for virtual reality (VR) interactive experiences, and jointly build a new ecosystem for the metaverse industry, among other objectives.

What does the partnership entail?

According to Tencent Cloud, the partnership aims to foster comprehensive collaboration in immersive interactive spaces and AI technology on a global scale with the deep integration of technologies.

Tencent Cloud will offer crucial infrastructure support and provide access to cutting-edge technologies such as audio & video processing, as well as AI capabilities such as AI-generated content (AIGC) solutions and others. 

With the assistance of these technological solutions from Tencent Cloud, Metavision will aim to expand its overseas business operations, with a focus in areas including XR applications, intelligent spatial interaction, 5G international e-sports live streaming, and e-commerce cloud exhibitions.

What does Metavision do?

With spatial computing as its core concept, Metavision leverages its proprietary digital space integration interaction, 3D interactive display, and AIGC technology to provide three-dimensional interactive virtual reality application services.

Through its Digi Verse subsidiary, Metavision offers a proprietary immersive spatial interaction engine called ‘Fox Engine,’ as well as an advanced 3D digital space interactive conference system titled ‘Fox Space,’ which enables seamless interaction and communication through voice and body movements. The company stated that its Digi Verse subsidiary also plans to develop consumer-based applications using head-mounted displays.

What does Tencent Cloud bring to the partnership?

Through the partnership, Tencent Cloud will provide flexible, secure, and reliable IaaS underlying capabilities to support Metavision in building infrastructure foundations for systems such as Fox Engine. Furthermore, Tencent Cloud will also provide 3D space modeling capabilities in support of Metavision’s construction of immersive spaces.

Additionally, Tencent Cloud stated that it will provide ultra-low latency real-time interaction for global users of Metavision’s immersive spatial intelligent interaction through its real-time audio & video capabilities, streaming media transmission capabilities, and chat capabilities – supporting XR immersive interaction as well as 3D visual and interactive features.

What role will AI play in the partnership?

In terms of artificial intelligence, Tencent Cloud will leverage its AI capabilities, including Tencent automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology, text-to-speech (TTS) technology, and other AI-generated content (AIGC) solutions, to assist Metavision in meeting the needs of human-machine interaction and industrial AI quality inspection.

Tencent Cloud AI Digital Human is also set to assist Metavision in generating cartoon avatars of participants and AI assistance in immersive conferences and multi-user scenarios, including XR.

“Tencent Cloud looks forward to fully utilizing its global capabilities, audio & video capabilities, and technological advantages in the field of AI to assist Metavision in exploring and building more immersive 3D visual interactive experiences,” said Xu Yiming, Vice President of Tencent Cloud. 

Lo Chi Sum, Founder and Chairman of the board of Metavision, said, “Our strategic partnership with Tencent Cloud will allow both parties to leverage both our respective technological advantages in 3D visual interaction and artificial intelligence, focusing on immersive interactive spaces and AI empowerment.”

To learn more about Tencent Cloud and its cloud products and services, click here. To learn more about Metavision and its VR application services, click here.

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