Making Intelligent Avatars in AR

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Artie is an AI engine that creates entertaining and highly interactive avatars for use in Augmented Reality.

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‘John Wick Chronicles’ Lets You Become The Legendary Hitman In VR


John Wick is a tale about the legendary assassin of the same name brought to life by Keanu Reeves and directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. John Wick: Chapter 2 sees Keanu Reeves returning to the role with Chad Stahelski remaining in the director’s chair.

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VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company


The startup has backing from a variety of investors, including YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley, Founders Fund, DCG, and others. He was later recruited by Chad Hurley, cofounder and ex-CEO of YouTube, to join his private technology incubator in Silicon Valley. The migration of virtual reality veterans to augmented reality continues.

Building An AR Platform For Intelligent Avatars


Artie’s engine uses AI to create entertaining and highly interactive avatars in augmented reality. . The ability to create engaging avatars is crucial if social immersive experiences and platforms wish to catch on with consumers.

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New Startup Artie Wants to Bring AI-driven Avatars to Augmented Reality

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Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and producer Armando Kirwi have banded together to found Artie , a new startup with the mission of bringing AI avatars to augmented reality.

Live Comedy Show ‘Comedy Living Room’ Coming to Altspace Thursday

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Comedy Living Room, the stand-up comedy show created by Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz (and literally held in a living room), is hosting its first show in VR on Thursday, April 27th at 5pm PT.

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Samsung Bringing Live UFC and X Games to Gear VR


You’ll be able to watch the world’s best BMX riders and skaters, including Jimmy Wilkins, Chad Kerley and Jagger Eaton compete for the top spot. Watch featherweight fighters José Aldo and Max Holloway throw down on June 3rd.

Dyslexia and Obesity Are Getting Virtual Reality Solutions


“Fit VR” (working title) is the brainchild of Chad Lonberger, Rushil Reddy and a duo of other developers in the Bay Area. Socially conscious virtual reality projects took center stage last week at an event held at the Upload Collective in San Francisco.

Samsung’s VR Live Pass Will Let You Watch ‘X Games’ and Live Nation Events in 360

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Gear VR owners will be able to watch some of the best riders and skaters compete, including Jimmy Wilkins, Chad Kerley and Jagger Eaton. VR Live Pass, Samsung’s 360-degree video livestream partnership for Gear VR, continues in July with live coverage of the X Games Minneapolis.

VR For Good: How The Road Will Use VR To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking


The pair’s movie, which will feature cinematography from Chad Cooper, is influenced by the times in which we live in, with the political climate of countries like the US and the UK clamping down on immigration. Turning a blind eye to something is hard to do when it’s right in front of you. That’s why so many people see VR as such a powerful tool for raising awareness of the many issues that mankind faces in this day and age.

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Stormland Is A New Co-Op FPS From Insomniac That Constantly Evolves


Then after getting a sneak preview of the trailer last week I got the chance to speak with Chad Dezern, Chief Creative Officer at Insomniac Games, and Mike Daly, Lead Designer on Stormland and they revealed just how ambitious and bold their plan is for this upcoming project really is.

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E3 2018 Pre-show Roundup – ‘Beat Saber’ on PSVR, Xbox Mum on VR, New Game Announcements & More

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Insomniac’s CCO Chad Dezern appeared on stage at the E3 2018 PC Gaming Show to talk about upcoming open-world adventure game Stormland , which was announced just before the event.

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Social Presence & Training Social Dynamics with Virtual Humans

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Team training scenarios are often difficult due to the logistics involved with coordinating many different people’s schedules.

‘The Unspoken’ Meets Esports: How Insomniac Is Combining Immersion With Competition


“For us, developing The Unspoken started with making a really good and fun competitive game,” said Chad Dezern, Creative Director of The Unspoken at Insomniac, during a phone interview.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Feels Like an Evolution of Double Fine’s Adventure Game Roots


Last week I visited Double Fine’s San Francisco office and had the chance to play through the first 45 minutes of the game and chat with Project Lead, Chad Dawson. The original Psychonauts is the definition of a cult-classic.

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