Virtual Humans

Today and Tomorrow

; Maggi Savin-Baden

Virtual Humans provides a much-needed definition of what constitutes a 'virtual human' and places virtual humans within the wider context of Artificial Intelligence development. It explores the technical approaches to creating a virtual human, as well as emergent issues such as embodiment, identity, agency and digital immortality, and the resulting ethical challenges. Les mer
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Virtual Humans provides a much-needed definition of what constitutes a 'virtual human' and places virtual humans within the wider context of Artificial Intelligence development. It explores the technical approaches to creating a virtual human, as well as emergent issues such as embodiment, identity, agency and digital immortality, and the resulting ethical challenges. The book presents an overview of current research and practice in this area, and outlines the major challenges faced by today's developers and researchers. The book examines the possibility for using virtual humans in a variety of roles, from personal assistants to teaching, coaching and knowledge management, and the book situates these discussions around familiar applications (e.g. Siri, Cortana, Alexa) and the portrayal of virtual humans within Science Fiction.


Features








Presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field







Provides an array of relevant, real-life examples from expert practitioners and researchers from around the globe in how to create the avatar body, mind, senses and ability to communicate







Intends to be broad in scope yet practical in approach, so that it can serve the needs of several different audiences, including researchers, teachers, developers and anyone with an interest in where these technologies might take us







Covers a wide variety of issues which have been neglected in other research texts; for example, definitions and taxonomies, the ethical challenges of virtual humans and issues around digital immortality







Includes numerous examples and extensive references

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction





Part I The Landscape


Chapter 1 What are Virtual Humans?


Chapter 2 Virtual Humans and Artificial Intelligence


Part II Technology


Chapter 3 Body and Senses


Chapter 4 Mind


Chapter 5 Communication


Chapter 6 Architecture


Chapter 7 Embodiment


Chapter 8 Assembling and Assemblages





Part III Identity


Chapter 9 Digital Ethics


Chapter 10 Identity and Agency


Chapter 11 Virtual Humans for Education


Chapter 12 Digital Immortality


Chapter 13 Futures and Possibilities





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Om forfatteren

David Burden is a Chartered European Engineer and the Founder and CEO of Daden Limited


Maggi Savin-Baden is a Professor of Education at the University of Worcester