Sexy 3d chat bots
The company says that next year it will introduce a new version of its Autodesk Virtual Agent (AVA) avatar, with an exceedingly lifelike face, voice, and set of “emotions” provided by a New Zealand AI and effects startup called Soul Machines.
You can clone Cindy and train your own Cindy bot to respond as you wish, even share her with friends.
It might suggest chocolate cake and ask if you want the ingredients, or for it to simply order one for you. You might even hold up a sketch that your nephew did of his ideal cake. This level of natural conversation is devilishly hard to achieve.
It relies on a Watson-like level of computing power that can do everything from language processing and tone analysis to image recognition and social media mapping.
Before founding Soul Machines in 2016, engineer Mark Sagar was a movie special effects guru at outfits like Sony Pictures and Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital.
He won two Oscars, in 20, for his work creating lifelike CGI facial animation in films including Jackson’s .
It crunches data, sorts it out, makes it more meaningful.