“So you work at Artanim, right?” “Yes indeed, since last December.” “Great, and what is it you do there as a senior researcher in computer science?” “I do voice-overs.” “Of cour…what?”
Of course that is not my primary task description, but it is the first minor contribution I can publicly show. Artanim, together with several partners, performed an interesting study into the risks related to sexual activity after total hip arthroplasty (THA), and accompanied it with a video. And after my previous voice-over for the award winning “Illusion of Intelligence”, how could they not ask me? So here it is, for your enjoyment.
I soon hope to update you on some of my actual day-to-day work, but until then you can dream away at the soothing tone of my voice.
The illusion of intelligence is a video from Karolina Zawieska, Bart Kevelham, Maher Ben Moussa and Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann. Created at MIRALab – University of Geneva, the video discusses the human tendency to anthropomorphise machines, in particular to project intelligence onto robots.
In this paper we discuss our Virtual Try On (VTO) from the perspective of performance. The VTO is an application which assists users in the evaluation of physically simulated garments on a size-correct virtual representation of their own body. Where in previous work we discussed its features and implementation, here we analyze its performance and identify those components which would benefit most from additional optimization efforts. We then detail our ongoing efforts and achieved results with regards to the optimization of the application, by making use of GPU computation, focused on the accurate physical simulation of garments.
Should you be following this site/blog, then you might be surprised to see that over the next days/weeks most of the photos will start to disappear. But don’t worry, they are not gone. I have decided to split them out into their own site: http://photography.kevelham.com. I feel that the current site does not lend itself very well for photos and any photographic theme does not lend itself for the other content.
So there you have it. Make sure to follow the new site if you’re interested. And if not, you’re more than welcome to stay here.