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Virtual Humans with the USC Director for Virtual Human Research, Jonathan Gratch | MIND & MACHINE

February 6, 2018

When you combine Natural Language Interface, Emotion Modeling, CG Animation, and various forms of Artificial Intelligence, you get lifelike computer characters with autonomous interaction.

This new kind of digital actor is called a Virtual Human, and can be deployed across a wide spectrum of functions — enabling authentic human interaction with machines. From psychological counseling to education to customer service to endless other applications, virtual humans will play an increasingly active role in society.

Mind and Machine interviews ICT’s Jonathan Gratch, Director for Virtual Human Research about his work. Watch the full segment here.