Microsoft shows off prototype avatar that will haunt your dreams
Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie wants to show you the haunting bridge his team has built over the uncanny valley. Employing Kinect hardware and custom PC software, the research team at Microsoft has created an unnervingly realistic new avatar that can handle text-to-speech when combined with a script and can recognize the words in any order. “This is a way to create …
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Microsoft readies hobbyist Kinect development kit; promises commercial version later
Microsoft Research and the companyâ€™s Interactive Entertainment Business unit have been working together to build a software development kit (SDK) for individuals who want to build Windows apps that use the Microsoft Kinect sensor.
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