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TEDx Talk

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Our TEDx talk on digital humans.

What happens when we put a face on our devices, faces that can talk, interact and see us in real time? In this revealing talk, researcher Mike Seymour explores the impact that interactive photoreal digital faces will play in our lives.

Motus TEDx Tak

VIVID Talk

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Our sold out VIVD presentation:

Mummy, can I marry my Avatar?

 Because we are hard-wired to respond to faces in uniquely positive ways, artificial realistic faces hold great promise for advancing human interaction with machines. Will it be long before we have conversational agents, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, with new believable “human” faces and expressions?

VIVD Presentation

SIGGRAPH MEET MIKE

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MeetMike at SIGGRAPH 2017 at the VR Village for real time Interactive CG Mike in VR. 


Mike 'virtually' interviewed industry professionals over 4 days (9 hours of VR Digital interviews). This is a look behind the scenes. 

Thanks to Epic Games, Wikihuman, 3Lateral, Cubic Motion, Tencent and Loom AI.

SIGGRAPH MEET MIKE: MAKING OF

Visual Disruptors Podcast

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Visual Disruptors, at Epic Games, is hosted by Mike Seymour.  It unwraps one of the most exciting developments in media and entertainment for decades: virtual production.

Each episode, Mike speaks with some of the brightest minds in the business, exploring how and why virtual production will change the industry forever.

Visual Disruptors Podacst

Mark Sagar's Disrupt Sydney Talk

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Academy Award winner Mark Sagar provides a hands-on experience with BabyX, a photo-realistic, intelligent infant avatar - the result of a multi-year inter-disciplinary research project.

Mark's Disrupt Sydney Talk

Skip Rizzo Disrupt Sydney Talk

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Albert "Skip" Rizzo from the University of Southern California provides a deep insight into the use of state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) technology in his work with trauma patients, most notably young war veterans.

Skip's Disrupt Sydney Talk

VIVID Motus Podcast

Here is our VIVID panel on Trust and Digital Humans. With Kai Riemer, Sandra Peters, Mike Seymour and renowned author Rachel Botsman.


Because we are hard-wired to respond to faces in uniquely positive ways, artificial realistic faces hold great promise for advancing human interaction with machines. 

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