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VIPs: Virtually Invented People
Thursday,16 August
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
West Hall B

Building compelling, realistic virtual people is an intriguing, multidisciplinary, technical challenge. As we meet that challenge and move toward a generation of believable digital characters, novel forms of personal interaction and human-machine communication will become routine. This panel examines the next generation of lifelike virtual humans and discusses the social, entertainment, psychological, and theological puzzles that they present.

Organizer
Kathryn Saunders
ThinkTech

Panelists
Andrew Burgess
Ananova

Barbara Hayes-Roth
Extempo Systems, Inc.

R.U. Sirius
Alternating Currents

Thomas Vetter
Universität Freiburg

Keith Waters
LifeFX Networks, Inc.


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