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Alter real-world behaviours by your own avatar, the future of digital technology & its impact on human brains
Avatars can change our mindset according to recent research by Jeremy Bailenson, co-author of the book Infinite Reality. For example, when people view themselves digitally aged by decades, they are more likely to increase their contributions to retirement accounts. What if your avatar were to virtually gain weight? Most likely you would hit the gym straight away.
Awareness ability of 3D interactive conversational agents
Virtual agents’ reasoning and actions are tightly connected with their awareness ability helping to relate to the environment during a conversation. Researchers invented the combination of virtual reality and artificial intelligence techniques to simulate living conversational agents being aware of themselves, the virtual world around them, and other virtual beings existing in that environment.
Virtual humans being interviewed by mental health clinicians
Conversational virtual humans are nowadays applied to the field of neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology. The technology has evolved to a point where researchers may begin developing mental health applications that make use of virtual reality patients. Human patients with acute neurological illnesses are often confused and unable to cooperate with clinicians during medical consultations. Imagine a simulated training with virtual humans having real mental disorders, willing to talk to their doctors, and sharing their emotions!