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AI and human digitisation: when seeing is not believing?

IET EngTalks

Inspired by the life and work of
Sir Edward Appleton

17 September 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Human digitisation – The how, the benefits and the pitfalls

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Computer graphics expert shares new technique for creating digital humans

Dr Hao Li gave the EngTalk in September, describing a new artificial-intelligence-driven technique that can create digital humans more quickly and easily than traditional approaches.

A researcher from the Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Dr Li shared his work on human digitisation and facial animation with an audience at IET London: Savoy Place. So, is the next generation inspired to push the boundaries in the future? Are they given a chance to show their creativity and bring engineering and the arts together?

Watch the full EngTalk below.

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Meet the speakers

Dr Hao Li (image)  

Dr Hao Li

Director of Vision and Graphics Lab, Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California (USC)

Dr Sarah Atkinson (image)

Dr Sarah Atkinson

Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Head of the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, King’s College London


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18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Lecture commences

20:00 - Networking drinks

21:00 - Close

School transport

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Please contact Siobhan Shelley for more details.

EngTalk showcase

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A number of table tops will be available at no cost for select organisations to showcase interesting developments in this area.

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