Watching Marquese Brownlee on his podcast talking about the shortcomings of FaceTime on the new Apple headset, doesn’t it seem like like the wrong approach to use AI to turn a facial scan + infrared eye tracking data into an uncanny avatar?

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Way better to play up how unreal it looks, and make a stylized hologram or other transparently digital but cool-looking representation. (Distressed VHS, mid-oughts home security system camera, recovered Super 8 reels, etc.)

Would anything be improved by Leia looking all uncanny valley as she says “Help me Obi-Wan, you’re my only hope”? Nah.

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