Chinese short video platform Kuaishou announced the launch of Kuaishou Virtual Studio (KVS), an avatar-driven broadcasting tool for creating professionally generated content, at the 2022 World Artificial Intelligence Conference. According to the company, real human expressions and actions can drive digital humans with the help of KVS, allowing users to become avatars and enter the “metaverse live-streaming room.” KVS will be used in e-commerce sales, virtual customer service, livestreaming interaction, and other scenarios in the future. Kuaishou competitor Douyin has also accelerated development in the realm of digital humans recently. Last week, Douyin’s Volcano Engine received approval for registered software copyright for a digital human application platform. [36Kr, in Chinese]