Using AI & Machine Learning to Extend the Disney Magic

When Disney’s legendary storytellers engage with new technology, a new art form emerges. Today, computers are approaching and even exceeding human performance in areas like vision and natural language understanding, and innovative companies like Disney are combining these new technologies with top creative minds to bring experiences to life like never before. Relationships with favorite stories and characters are strengthened when watching a Disney film, or visiting a Disney park or owning a Disney consumer products. Now imagine if Disney characters were able to interact with you personally, reacting to your own unique traits and style. In this panel, hear how the technical teams, artists and storytellers across Disney are hard at work using AI and Machine Learning to extend the Guest experience.

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Steve Brown

Possibility And Purpose

Kathy De Paolo

The Walt Disney Company

Jon Snoddy

Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development

Mike White

Disney Consumer Products

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