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About this Event

Join virtual beings startups, investors, real-time engine creators, AI academics and CEOs as we explore the new world of Virtual Beings and their involvement in our day to day lives. Hear from industry professionals who are specializing in this space, and where they see the future of AI going.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:00 PM at the UTA Theater in Los Angeles, California

 
 

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PRESS

Meet Magic Leap’s
almost-Human AI assistant

These Influencers Aren’t Flesh and Blood,

Yet Millions Follow Them

VR pioneer Edward Saatchi: VR films aren't the future of storytelling

 

Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars

VR studio Fable relaunches as AI-based virtual beings company at Sundance

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

 
 
 
 

Q&A


+ What is a virtual being?

A virtual being is a character that you know isn’t real but with whom you can build a Two-way emotional relationship.


+ What are examples of virtual beings?

Virtual beings range from digital influencers like Lil Miquela to artificially intelligent agents like Mica from Magic Leap.


+ Is a virtual being only viewable in VR?

No. A virtual being’s life can be experienced through Instagram, augmented reality headsets, your smart device, chat, Alexa, virtual reality glasses and more. Just like us, virtual beings exist across many different media.


+ Can I talk to a virtual being?

No. A virtual being’s life can be experienced through Instagram, augmented reality headsets, your smart device, chat, Alexa, virtual reality glasses and more. Just like us, virtual beings exist across many different media.


+ What is the role of artificial intelligence in virtual beings’ lives?

The rise of machine learning since Geoffrey Hinton’s team’s Imagenet victory in 2012 has, for the first time, given humans a new tool to bring characters to life. Machine learning and AI alone aren’t enough. We need artists working alongside engineers. The virtual beings of the future will one day be the UI for our next Operating Systems; if the next operating system is a character, it will be a work of art as much as a feat of engineering.

 

Sponsorships

If you’d like to learn about being a sponsor, please contact vbsummit@virtual-beings.com

 
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