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Climbing Out of Uncanny Valley

People, it seems, have an emotional reaction to things that look almost but not quite human. There are theories as to why but regardless of the reasons, it’s been a challenging barrier to using photo-realistic computer-generated humans. Something the entertainment industry has been chipping away at for a while.

The makers of Mug Life have released an iOS app that can look at a 2D image of a face and then animate it in three dimensions. The results are eye-opening.

Mug Life Trailer

“This innovative technology featuring deep neural networks marries decades of video game expertise with the latest advances in computer vision.”

Technical advancements in this area are accelerating.