09:21 GMT23 January 2021
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    A Kickstarter campaign is underway to outsmart the average personal trainer using artificial intelligence (AI), making it harder to avoid your exercise regime. After all, there's no escaping the voices in your head.

    Vi claims to be the "first true artificial intelligence personal trainer."

    It's a pair of headphones with a mini personal trainer voice inside that uses AI to learn about your routine and offer encouragement when necessary.

    "Meet Vi, an AI personal trainer who lives in biosensing earphones. She finds your ideal path to fitness and coaches you in real time."

    ​The new piece of wearable technology comes in the form of a neckband that the headphones are attached to. It sensors your heart rate, motion and environment around you in order to create a personal training schedule.

    "Put Vi on and start a relationship with a friend for your fitness."

    Three wearable sensors capture your motion and sends all the data back to a smartphone app which analyzes the data in real time — and replies with some advice. You can also ask Vi questions like, "what's my heart rate?" and request a progress report. 

    According to tech website Trusted Reviews, "it has a soothing female voice… you might even forget you're talking to a machine."

    If the Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal, that crush on your virtual personal trainer could become a reality.


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