Character creation has come a long way since I made Marlon Brando in the late 80's. What once took weeks and wheelbarrows full of money to accomplish, can now be done in an afternoon with relatively inexpensive gear.
Perhaps the most important component of modern virtual characters is their evolution into cognizance, as they increasingly become much more relevant inhabitants of the virtual worlds we are building and our everyday lives.
Easily one of the most ambitious projects in both virtual human replication and Cognizant AI, Virtual Tony is scheduled to take over the famed motivational speaker’s workload and provide one-on-one council for his followers.
We are in a magical time with expanding opportunities to connect with audiences in meaningful ways. There are many new approaches to looking at personified AI through lenses that didn’t even exist a year ago. We welcome the chance to work with companies that also believe in this wide-open future.
From the first digital celebrity (Marlon Brando) to the hundreds of characters that we’ve made for games, movies and commercials; technology that we helped develop now defines this industry.
Sometimes photo-real isn’t the best option. For the first personification of the world’s smartest computer system, (IBM Watson), we went in the opposite direction. We have found that virtual characters are quite often able to convey complicated technical data far better than humans while providing a level of discreet confidentiality that is necessary for frank discussions of sensitive health issues. See for yourself.
We are currently branding our smartwatch app for several of our clients. Compatible with Apple WatchOS, Android, Fitbit, Suunto and others, it is always with you, learning about you and ready when you need it.
Our family of AI clinicians provides our clients with the discreet confidentiality necessary for honest and intimate discussions of sensitive health issues while simultaneously formulating a personalized analysis of complicated technical health data into easy-to-understand actionable guidance.
Our AI Robotic Elder-care program, created in response to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative, is widely regarded as a seminal innovation in the emerging framework of global healthcare.
Using AI characters and a machine learning semantics engine, we created a narrative prototyper that could build a scene, block the actors, create camera angles, and edit a complete movie using only an annotated script and some pre-built digital assets.
Many of the technologies that we take as commonplace today were in their nascent stages in the early 90’s. This clip from the the popular Beyond 2000 television series is a good example of just how far we’ve come.