Our Virtual Humans book is now out in paperback! Get it from Amazon and all good bookshops - COVID willing!
David's talk at AI Tech North on "Enriching Virtual Humans through the Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs" is now available on video:
It's a 20min watch, and followed by another interesting session on analysis of language in social media use.
Earlier during lockdown I recorded a short talk on virtual humans inspired by the Virtual Humans book for our publishers.
Taylor and Francis have now posted the talk on their web site in their AI Knowledge Hub strand. You can view it at https://aibusiness.com/video.asp?section_id=803&doc_id=763252 or below:
David has a blog post on "From Virtual Personas to a Digital Afterlife" on the blog of the new Aura website/service- "designed to help you prepare your memories, important information and connect with loved ones before you die", part of the burgeoning digital afterlife/memorial sector but also looking to open up the conversations ahead of time.
You can read the blog post in full at: https://www.aura.page/articles/from-virtual-personas-to-a-digital-afterlife/
It's also interesting to compare some of the ideas in the post with Channel 4's recent documentary on Peter: The Human Cyborg as there certainly seems to be some common ground worth exploring.