24 Nov 2016

Soul Machines: Human like avatars.

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 24 November 2016
Professor Mark Sagar, founder and CEO of Soul Machines!

Professor Mark Sagar, founder and CEO of Soul Machines! Photo: University of Auckland

Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies is starting a new project called 'Soul Machines' which will be expanding on similar technology - their goal is to create human like avatars.

He has been awarded Oscars for his work in films Avatar, and King Kong, his latest venture 'Soul Machines' has received 7.5 U.S million dollars in backing.

Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies

Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies Photo: University of Auckland