#virtual-beings
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ABOUT US

 

We are a community of Investors, entrepreneurs, immersive artists,playwrights, engineers, Designers, musicians, vr artists and ml engineers who believe that “a.i” is the new art form an unexplored frontier. our focus is about our community and where can we push the medium as a collective.

as artists, collaboration is everything to us and gives us the chance to work with like-minded individuals in creating something great together. The virtual-being summit will be the place to bring us all together on the same platform and to help others achieve their ideas.

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q & A

 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL BEING ?

A VIRTUAL BEING IS A CHARACTER THAT YOU KNOW ISN’T REAL BUT WITH WHOM YOU CAN BUILD A TWO-WAY EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIP.

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WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF VIRTUAL BEINGS?

VIRTUAL BEINGS RANGE FROM DIGITAL INFLUENCERS LIKE LIL MIQUELA TO ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT AGENTS LIKE MICA FROM MAGIC LEAP.

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IS A VIRTUAL BEING ONLY VIEWABLE IN VR?

NO. A VIRTUAL BEING’S LIFE CAN BE EXPERIENCED THROUGH INSTAGRAM, AUGMENTED REALITY HEADSETS, YOUR SMART DEVICE, CHAT, ALEXA, VIRTUAL REALITY GLASSES AND MORE. JUST LIKE US, VIRTUAL BEINGS EXIST ACROSS MANY DIFFERENT MEDIA.

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CAN I TALK TO A VIRTUAL BEING?

SOME VIRTUAL BEINGS CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOU - BUT THEY AREN’T THERE TO SATISFY THE CURIOSITY OF A TURING TESTER. VIRTUAL BEINGS HAVE THEIR OWN LIVES AND STORIES. THEY’RE ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY AND THEY WELCOME YOU TO BE A PART OF IT.

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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN VIRTUAL BEINGS’ LIVES?

THE RISE OF MACHINE LEARNING SINCE GEOFFREY HINTON’S TEAM’S IMAGENET VICTORY IN 2012 HAS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, GIVEN HUMANS A NEW TOOL TO BRING CHARACTERS TO LIFE. MACHINE LEARNING AND AI ALONE AREN’T ENOUGH. WE NEED ARTISTS WORKING ALONGSIDE ENGINEERS. THE VIRTUAL BEINGS OF THE FUTURE WILL ONE DAY BE THE UI FOR OUR NEXT OPERATING SYSTEMS; IF THE NEXT OPERATING SYSTEM IS A CHARACTER, IT WILL BE A WORK OF ART AS MUCH AS A FEAT OF ENGINEERING.

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Speakers

 

CYAN BANISTER, INVESTOR, FOUNDERS FUNd

ALEXIA BONATSOS, INVESTOR, DREAM MACHINE

LARS BUTTLER, FOUNDER, AI FOUNDATION

PEARLY CHEN, VP, HTC

EDWARD SAATCHI, COFOUNDER, FABLE

RYAN HORRIGAN, COFOUNDER, ARITE

DYLAN FLYNN, FOUNDER, SHADOWS

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PRESS

 
 

These Influencers Aren’t Flesh and Blood, Yet Millions Follow Them

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

VR studio Fable relaunches as AI-based virtual beings company at Sundance

Meet the Magic Leaps almost Human AI assistant

VR pioneer Edward Saatchi: VR films aren't the future of storytelling

Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars