New York University Computer Science Professor Ken Perlin, an academy-award winner, will deliver “Nobody Knows Anything (a brief history of the future)” on Thurs., Dec. 15, 3 p.m., at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (251 Mercer St., Room 109, between West 3rd and West 4th Sts.). Perlin’s recent work has focused on creating computer-generated characters to react with facial expressions, but without using repetitive, pre-built animations, thereby enhancing the realistic nature of their responses. The technology helps children with affective disorders, such as autism, learn to recognize emotional facial expressions. However, it is also used in Valve Software’s “Half Life 2” game, which was released in 2004. Perlin’s homepage is mrl.nyu.edu/~perlin. Perlin’s Dec. 15 lecture will cover earlier predictions on the future of technology and will include his own predictions on where today’s technology is headed.
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- WHO: Ken Perlin, NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- WHAT: Lecture-“Nobody Knows Anything (a brief history of the future)”
- WHEN: Thurs., Dec. 15, 3 p.m.
- WHERE: NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer St., Room 109