Embody Digital’s AI platform now works with any Android device and a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Enter the questions and answers for your expert to answer on the spreadsheet and the avatar will talk, gesture and speak your answers automatically. Create any avatar that you want using only a selfie or a picture or someone else.
January 29th, 2020
Embody Digital team was a finalist in the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Innovation Challenge with a goal to “build an AI character that can have conversations with individual viewers, listeners or consumers.”
The Embody Digital finalist entry was an interactive, AI-driven newscaster driven by by a mobile device that would read the headlines then allow the news consumer to ask as many or as few questions as they wanted about the news item.
You can see a demo of the news platform.
See the NAB press release.
Dr. Peter Scott Morgan, like Stephen Hawking, has ‘terminal’ motor neuron disease (MND) and will soon be unable to speak or respond physically to others. But he had his voice cloned into a synthetic text-to-speech voice, and his face scanned to produce a 3D digital likeness of himself. And now, using the same assistive technology system that Stephen Hawking used, will be able to engage in conversation through text and power his avatar with emotion and expression through Embody Digital’s automated performance system that animates the head, face and lips from simple text and emotion tags
Peter describes this as part of becoming ‘Peter 2.0’, and is an ongoing project with numerous collaborators, including Cereproc, Intel and others.
April 15th, 2019
Hanson Robotics collaborated with Embody Digital to integrate the Hanson AI conversational platform and custom-designed animations with Embody’s patented automated performance system, to enable Hanson robots to automatically instantiate naturalistic arm gestures based on the content and emotional tone of their utterances. The integration advances Hanson robots’ communication skills, bringing them a step closer to the way humans communicate with each other nonverbally.
Read our blog about how to make robots and avatars more human-like .
See the press release here
Express your avatar in an environment that is unique to you. Interact with your avatar by looking around or playing back recorded utterances. Talk to your avatar. Record videos and share on social media!
Avatarize youself with a photo, or make an avatar of someone else!
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Embody Digital’s Autorigger and Reshaper will automatically rig your photorealistic 3D scans.
Use your own rig or skeletal hierarchy.
Animate your character using your own motions or in your game engine.
Deploy the rigged characters on social media, V/R, A/R, games, virtual try-on and digital fitness.
Find out more and get the software here
Watch a video of the Autorigger and Reshaper in action here.
Embody Digital has won the 2018 Best Technology Award at the 2018 Visual 1st Conference in San Francisco, October 23rd, 2018.
A quote from Judge Andy Kelm:
“We found that Embody Digital stood out among a very competitive group of technology-oriented entrants. Not only is the Embody technology novel and innovative, but we also found it to be extremely timely given the significant interest and investment going into AR and VR. We see a wide range of commercial options from skins & emotes in gaming platforms to B2B opportunities like Amazon Sumerian, and we look forward to seeing what the Embody Digital team does next.”
We are a team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer animation, and human behavior with over 50 years combined experience building interactive AI-based virtual human systems for the military, industry and research.
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Ari Shapiro, Ph.D., CEO
25 years in software and expert in digital humans. Former visual effects and video game industry, including Industrial Light & Magic and Rhythm & Hues Studios, LucasArts. Dot-com veteran. PhD UCLA 2007.
Anton Leuski, Ph.D., Head of AI
Expert in conversational artificial intelligence and machine learning. PhD UMass 2001
Stacy Marsella, Ph.D., Behavior Scientist
World expert in computational behavior modeling, body language, and affective computing.