Who is Real? Augmentation vs Authenticity of AI Agents in VR

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Social VR allows multiple users to synchronously interact in a shared virtual space & presents an exciting future in the metaverse. While interactions mostly involve human users, advancements in generative AI have hastened the mass creation & integration of AI-controlled virtual agents in social VR. Organizations may be tempted to use this quickened pipeline to populate social VR worlds with dynamic agents, though there are factors to consider. In this panel, XR experts will explore these questions & offer tips for using AI to build social VR worlds for business, education, and health.

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Grace Ahn

The University of Georgia

Blair MacIntyre

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Bree Mcewan

The University of Toronto

Daniel Pimentel

University of Oregon

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