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AI corporation announces US headquarters to locate at WKU Innovation Campus

Alexandria Anderson

BeingAI, an artificial intelligence company out of Hong Kong, will locate its new U.S. headquarters at the WKU Innovation Campus.

Company CEO Jeanne Lim announced the chosen location on Thursday, and the investment in high-tech growth was highlighted by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. BeingAI is investing nearly $3 million in the headquarters and will create 28 jobs over three phases in the next three years.

BeingAI created the world’s first “transmedia AI beings” and will continue the work of creating these artificially intelligent characters to engage with and deliver value to people. It was one of five global AI startup finalists in last year’s SXSW Pitch competition, which highlights innovative startup companies.


According to Lim in a press release, next-generation digital experiences are centered around human and AI interaction.

“Bowling Green offers so much of what I need to bring these elements together,” Lim stated. “I’m looking forward to forging strategic, long-term partnerships there to grow our business across the U.S. and globally.”

The WKU Innovation Campus is an applied research and innovation center that connects researchers, students and start-ups with corporations and local businesses. BeingAI will be part of the Immersive Experience Innovation Lab at the WKU Innovation Campus.

WKU President Timothy Caboni stated in a press release that the company’s choice of the innovation campus and its establishment indicates the university’s commitment to “fostering innovation.”

“Our partnership with BeingAI contributes to the role WKU plays in elevating south central Kentucky and serving as an engine of economic development for the region,” Caboni said in the release. “This collaboration will provide our researchers, our students, our alumni and companies based in the region unmatched opportunities to engage with a cutting-edge AI company and contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field.”

Editor-in-chief Alexandria Anderson can be reached at [email protected].

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