The volume of investments in the project is 2 million dollars.
Mail.ru Group launched its own voice assistant “Marusya” in test mode. The cost of developing the application and associated costs is about $ 2 million. About this company told .
The basis for the synthesis of speech Marusya was the voice of the actress Elena Solovieva, which is very close to the tech theme, it was she who sounded artificial intelligence in the TV series “Love, death and robots”, Trinity from the film “The Matrix”, the main character of the film “Black Men: International” .Mail.ru Group press service
The company clarified that the “Marusya” will be self-learning using neural networks. In the future, the voice assistant may be integrated into other Mail.ru Group products and third-party services. The company plans to develop Marusya with the help of external developers who can access the skills development platform for it.
On November 27, 2018, Vedomosti learned that Mail.Ru Group began developing its own voice assistant and column. Then the company said that they plan to integrate the assistant in all products, where it will make sense.
On March 29, 2019, for the first time, the company demonstrated “Marusia” at a meeting with Dmitry Medvedev . The voice assistant began communicating with the Prime Minister with a joke “Summed up the year, himself and the team.” The developers said that the voice assistant has “specific humor”.