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  • 1. The Future of Virtual Characters
    Jesse Schell – AppCamp 2011
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  • 3. TSM Plug and Play
  • 4. Pixie Hollow
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  • 7. Triazzle Slide here
  • 8. Yale slide here
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  • 21. Tech #1: Facial Expression Tracking
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  • 23. Innovator’s Dilemma
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  • 25. Tech #2: Persistent Databases
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  • 29. Tech #3: Speech Recognition
  • 30. The Prophecy of Chris Swain
  • 31. ?
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  • 33. Tech #4: Natural Language Understanding
    Eliza: Please tell me what's been bothering you.you: I'm bored.Eliza: Do you enjoy being bored?you: No.Eliza: Does this make you feel unhappy?you: Yes.Eliza: Please go on.you: I want something to do.Eliza: Suppose you got something to do soon.you: That would be great!Eliza: Tell me more about that.you: I'm bored.Eliza: Is it because you are bored that you came to me?you: yes.Eliza: I see.
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  • 36. Tech #5: Emotion Sensing
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  • 38. Who will we talk to?
    Our avatars.
  • 39. Who will we talk to?
    Our avatarsVirtual Companions.
  • 40. Tech #6: Integrated Multiplatform Games
  • 41. Tech #7: Interface to Everything
    Facebook Events
    GPS
    Health Data
    New Friends
    Emails
    Purchase info
    Game Data
    Work Status
    Etc., etc….
  • 42. Tech #8: Cognitive Tutor
  • 43. Betty’s Brain – Vanderbilt University
    “These kids know these characters aren’t alive, but they get engaged with the narrative, and play pretend, and it brings out a lot of good behaviors.”
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  • 45. Tech #9: Intelligent Actors
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  • 48. Tech #10: Augmented Reality
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  • 50. Virtual Companions will…
    Talk with us
    Lead us on amazing adventures
    Be everywhere
    Have long term relationships with us
    Change as we change
    Teach us
    Learn from us
    Be an important part of our social life
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  • 53. Thanks!
    Email: jesse@schellgames.comWeb: jesseschell.com
    Twitter: @jesseschell
    Slides: slideshare.net/jesseschell