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  • Belfast, Northern Ireland - Get Directions
  • Mar 27, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AI & VR, an Unexpected Alliance

This event is our second in collaboration with Digital Catapult who always bring a creative spin to our events. This time investigating the boundless potential for VR tooling to assist in AI (and vice versa). This might seem like an unintuitive claim to make, so we have compiled a set of speakers who have feet in both the VR and AI worlds to drive a central synergy for real business opportunities. The speakers include:

Greg Maguire - Humain

Greg has been instrumental in the launch and development of numerous heavy-hitters of animation including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, and now Belfast-based Humain. Humain’s mission is to make 3D character creation easier for VFX artists, video game developers and emerging technologies. Humain are investigating how AI can help disrupt the animation industry and how Humain’s capabilities can help solve some of AI’s problems. Greg’s credits include “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Avatar".

David Trainor - Sentireal - Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Personalisation and Assessment of Immersive Media for Training Applications

David will give an overview of how Artificial Intelligence plays two vital roles in Sentireal’s Virtual, Augmented and Mixed-Reality media and software systems, optimised for training applications in enterprise markets such as healthcare. These roles are (i) automatic personalisation of the immersive media presented to each trainee (ii) automated assessment of trainee performance against a course curriculum or industry performance standard. David will present some examples of how trainee engagement and performance is improved through this combination of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed-Reality media and AI.

Luke McNeice - Kainos - Immersive tech: Pay attention or get left out of the reality

@lukemcneice Innovation Lead, at Kainos Software talks gives a glimpse into what drives Kainos R&D. He will discuss recent Kainos Innovation projects & why immersive technology is interesting now, will be more interesting in the future and why, particularly those interested in AI should be paying attention.

Kris Kelly - Enter Yes
BAFTA nominated director Kris Kelly will talk about the use of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to depict memories in his latest Feature film 'Kings of Sumava' and how he sees this technology affecting the Immersive sector.

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