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Press Release 09-101
The Next Best Thing to You

New avatar technology combines advances in artificial intelligence and computer image rendering

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A still image of a Project LifeLike avatar conversing with a person.

A still image of a Project LifeLike avatar conversing with a person. Project LifeLike is a collaboration between the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that aims to create visualizations of people, or avatars, that are as realistic as possible. While their current results are far from perfect replications of a specific person, their work has advanced the field forward and opens up a host of possible applications in the not-too-distant future.

Credit: University of Illinois at Chicago/University of Central Florida


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An interview with Project LifeLike leaders Avelino Gonzalez of the University of Central Florida and Jason Leigh of the University of Illinois-Chicago. Project LifeLike is a collaboration between the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that aims to create visualizations of people, or avatars, that are as realistic as possible. While their current results are far from perfect replications of a specific person, their work has advanced the field forward and opens up a host of possible applications in the not-too-distant future.

Credit: National Science Foundation/University of Illinois at Chicago/University of Central Florida

 



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