Artificial Intelligence

CANCELED/RESCHEDULED: Digital Humans and the Uncanny Valley

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:15am - 11:00am PDTiCal
This event is open to the public.
Christopher Nichols, CG Garage Podcast

Abstract: Chris will be discussing the subject of the Uncanny Valley. While many think that this is mainly related to the CG representation of humans, it has been something that people have been struggling with for decades, if not centuries. We will look at some of the origins of the problem, as well as speculate on what is the cause of this effect, and why it might exist in the first place.

Bio: Christopher Nichols is the director of Chaos Group Labs and a founding member of the Wikihuman project. After years with Method Studios, Digital Domain and Gensler, Chris now turns his interests for VFX, research, digital humans, architecture and visualization into unique experiences for the CG community. He can also be heard as the host of the weekly podcast, CG Garage.

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