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Technology, Ethics Meet in Debate Over ‘Virtual’ Actors

May 25, 2017

We’ve all seen commercials where an old piece of footage — or maybe an actor who’s no longer alive — is in a more modern-day setting.

The technology to allow filmmakers and others in the entertainment world to use actors who are not actually on set is improving quickly — but with that comes a number of ethical questions.

Todd Richmond, director of Mixed Reality Lab and Studio at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, talked about how producers use the technology with 91.5 KJZZ. Listen here.