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Low-resolution versions of people using machine learning and other technologies

Low-resolution versions of people using machine learning and other technologies

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio

Talk

Please note: This event took place in Feb 2020

For this Lunchtime Talk we are delighted to be joined by Libby Miller, a Producer at BBC R&D. Libby will be discussing her latest project, the Libbybot, and the techniques and tools she uses to develop her work.

Libby has spent a couple of years trying to replicate herself, and more recently, her friends. It's getting easier and easier to make something you can interact with that reminds you of a particular person - though how wise it is it another matter.

She'll be walking us through some of the techniques she's used to make "people", including GPT-2, voice generation and physical presence robots, and some of the hilarities and pitfalls.

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio as part of Open Studio Fridays. They normally take place at 13:00, are free and open to everybody who is interested. Come along, bring a sandwich, get to know more about the Studio, and after the talk we invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects.