SXSW EDU 2023

Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse

Description:

Rapid advances in XR and AI programs will lead to engaging virtual worlds populated with highly realistic AI-driven avatars. How will students relate to themselves and others as embodied avatars, and what will be the impact on learning and sense of identity? Drawing on cutting-edge research on how avatar interactions reshape human behavior, we will share the potential and challenges of using realistic avatars to support authentic learning and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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Takeaways

  1. Learn how the convergence of XR and AI will lead to the development of deeply realistic virtual worlds and human-like avatars.
  2. Understand the emerging field of human-avatar interaction and how virtual beings will impact student learning, behavior, and self-identity.
  3. Identify the ethical challenges that will arise in learning environments when virtual avatars become indistinguishable from humans.

Speakers


Organizer

Emory Craig, CEO, Emory Craig


Meta Information:

  • Tags: XR, artificial intelligence
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Emerging Tech
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding


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