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02 Oct 2023

Revolutionising Communication: The Dawn of Realistic Avatars in the Metaverse

Revolutionising Communication: The Dawn of Realistic Avatars in the Metaverse
Revolutionising Communication: The Dawn of Realistic Avatars in the Metaverse

Meta's CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently participated in a groundbreaking Metaverse interview, showcasing the advanced potential of photo-realistic avatars. This pioneering interview, conducted on the Lex Fridman podcast, utilised cutting-edge technology to render lifelike virtual representations of Fridman and Zuckerberg, offering a glimpse into the future of AI and virtual interaction within the Metaverse.

Instead of a conventional live video feed, the interview employed sophisticated scans to craft highly realistic avatars, placing them in a shared virtual space. These avatars were created through a detailed computer model of the participants' faces and bodies, then encoded and transmitted via headsets, highlighting an innovative approach to virtual presence.

The discussion ventured into the realms of AI's evolution in the Metaverse, the anticipated Quest 3 headset, and broader implications for human connectivity. Zuckerberg and Fridman's conversation illuminated the capabilities of Meta's photo-realistic avatars, underscoring the efficiency and immersive quality of this technology compared to traditional video or immersive audio and scenes.

Zuckerberg emphasised the nuanced communication benefits of this technology, noting, "Most communication, when people are speaking, is not actually the words, it’s their expressions." He envisioned a future where virtual and augmented reality deliver a tangible sense of presence, allowing for hybrid meetings that merge virtual participants with real-world environments in a seamless, interactive manner.

This vision extends beyond mere video calls to interactive sessions where participants can engage in activities, play games, and conduct meetings as if they were physically together. With the advent of mixed and augmented reality, the potential to blend photo-realistic avatars with physical settings promises a revolution in how we interact, work, and connect in virtual spaces.

The introduction of realistic avatars in the Metaverse by Meta heralds a new era of digital communication, where the boundaries between the virtual and the physical blur, enabling more authentic and engaging virtual experiences.


Source: Inavate