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Empathetic virtual humans on the way

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posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 04:29 AM
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Empathetic virtual humans on the way


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Humans may soon be able to develop long-term relationships with virtual humans that are capable of reading and adapting to our emotions, say French researchers.
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posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 04:29 AM
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My first thought; how would this program interface with ATS - just a fun thought. I can see uses for this. I wouldn’t like to see it released as a general PC program for the kids to play with - Why I guess because all our kid would turn out the same. Spooky

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"As well as speaking, the agents communicate with facial expressions, head movements, hand gestures and gaze."

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"Professor Pelachaud says this is providing basic data for developing agents that could be useful in teaching and medical programs, and for virtual assistants in information kiosks or virtual characters in entertainment."

There certainly will be some good uses for it - particularly for training in community services


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