iSIZE TechRadar

A new hybrid approach to photorealistic neural avatars

iSize In The Press, News

Neural avatars have emerged as a new technology for interactive remote presence. Amongst other things, they are expected to influence video conferencing, mixed reality frameworks (e.g. remote appearances at physical meetings), and 2D or 3D gaming and metaverse applications. At the moment, they are limited to either cartoon representations of the speaker (e.g. Mesh avatars for Microsoft Teams) or experimental …


NVIDIA GTC 2023: Bridging the Gap Between “Codec” and “Avatar”

iSize News

iSIZE CTO Yiannis Andreopoulos gave an insightful presentation at the NVIDIA GTC Developer Conference on March 23rd 2023, where he talked about bridging the gap between “Codec” and “Avatar”. During the presentation, Yiannis┬ádiscussed the current neural avatar solutions and three challenges they need to overcome: reliability at scale, minimal or no offline data capture complexity, and minimal training/inference complexity. He …