Mike Remus June 24, 2011 9:22 am

The comments here are the type of input we have been soliciting from our beta users to help us improve our Virtual Eternity beta site and technology. We have been, and are aware of the issues pointed out and our development team is working on them. We have an on-going technology improvement plan in place. Our expectations are to roll out several enhancements to Virtual Eternity and its underlying technology the Intelligent Avatar Platform (IAP), over the next several months. Intellitar is currently raising a second round of funding, a portion of which has been earmarked for enhancing our core technology. Our goal is to continue developing the IAP so that a person’s digital clone (intellitar) will become more and more lifelike as our technologies improve. Clarification on a couple of points. The lip animation and syncing that is mentioned in this article is not driven by the same “grafting” technology that is used to make animals or babies talk in the movies or TV commercials. We are exploring and improving a unique solution to our lip animation technology and will be improving it as we move forward. A visit to www.intellitar.com/arwyn.php is a good example where you can see that our lip syncing is not grafted. Currently our beta testers/users choose a voice for their intellitar from a library of voice “fonts” that we provide from third party vendors. These fonts are some of the best that are commercially available. In that light, we are working on an app that will allow our customers to synthesize the sound of their own voice. In other words, a user will be able to create their own personal voice “font” so that their intellitar will sound like them. We will also be integrating the ability to add emotional inflections into a user’s voice, thereby giving allowing each intellitar to sound more natural and realistic - just like the user. . As part of the create-your-intellitar process, a user chooses a pre-configured brain (the artificial intelligence engine) that drives the basic conversational capability of an intellitar. The point here to note is the word “basic”. We endowed the basic brain with the capability to carry on a limited conversation. Our intent here is to keep the door fully open so that a user can train and customize their intellitar’s brain to respond and interact however they would like it to. In Virtual Eternity the idea is that a user will train their intellitar over time. The more a user trains the intellitar the more it becomes like them. We have a training module available that assists a user in this process. Over the next few months we will also introduce other training modules that will allow users to train and update their intellitar’s brain by taking advantage of a user’s entries and posts on several of the major social networks. We welcome constructive feedback and suggestions on where we need to improve on our technology and help us define our future develop path for Virtual Eternity and the IAP. Mike Remus Founder/CTO Intellitar, Inc.