Scientists have shown a talking hologram having human emotions




Scientists have shown a talking hologram having human emotions

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Scientists from the University of Cambridge showed the first results of work on the creation of holograms “talking head” that can express a range of human emotions.


Virtual assistant named Zoe. According to scientists, Zoe is the most emotional Text of a kind. Virtual assistant, which can be controlled by voice commands, for decades remained a character in the book and movie science fiction.

The last few years, mankind has been active in the creation of decent virtual assistant. The world has already seen Siri technology and S Voice, developed by Apple and Samsung, which let you control with your voice mobile devices, but in a conversation with the impression talking to unfeeling machines.

Scientists at Cambridge University are currently working to resolve the problem as a hologram Zoe is a direct proof that they are moving in the right direction.

Only required to select the text and move the slider, which is responsible for a certain emotion, and then Zoe reads text happy, angry or sad tone.

On the creation of the system the team of scientists spent a lot of time. These days recording the voice and face of actress Zoe Lister. They then used that information to create the six basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, tenderness, and unresponsiveness. They also adapts to the emotional speech speed text.

Later, scientists recruited a team of volunteers to test the system. About 77 percent of recognized emotions hologram. When they showed Zoe Lister in real life, convey emotions were recognized in 73 percent of cases.

It should be noted that the system “weighs” only 10 MB, so you can expect to see the same Zoe on mobile devices. Scientists have also made it possible to allow users to upload images of his own face and the sound of his own voice.

“The creation of Zoe took several days. We had to build a system from scratch, teaching her to understand the language and expression. Now you can easily adapt other faces and voices ”

– Said Professor Roberto Cipolla.

Currently the team is working to achieve a new level of realism in visual contact with people Zoe. See Zoe in action can be in the video below:

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