Can digital humans be empathetic? Shudu is the world’s first digital supermodel, James Cameron created Alita in Battle Angel: Alita, Lil Miquela – created by two men – is a virtual influencer
with over 1.5 million Instagram followers.
In this talk, we will meet a performance artist and her avatar, Em: is this a “truer” or more “comfortable” version of who she actually is? Do we suspend disbelief when interacting with an avatar
– by “defaulting to truth”, as Malcolm Gladwell puts it? Creators of digital humans are often said to be a combination of engineer and poet. But what will interaction with digital humans do
to our perception of what it means to be human?