Digital Twins2023-03-22         Follow @huaweinewos Tweet to @huaweinewos
Huawei’s Thomas Poulet explains his work in enhancing human rendering and the challenges these digital avatars have to overcome. In recent years, the benefits of creating digital twins – a virtual copy of a real world object – has been discussed in multiple sectors.
Experts have discussed how this technology can shake up networks and manufacturing, while the EU is working to make a digital twin of Earth to predict climate impacts.
The concept also has a place in the metaverse, as creating virtual avatars of people has the potential to transform how people interact digitally.
However, there is still a lot of work to be done before these avatars can be viewed as true digital copies of people, as certain examples showed last year.
Thomas Poulet is the principal graphics engineer at Huawei’s Ireland research centre, leading the company’s efforts to improve human rendering.
Speaking to SiliconRepublic.com, Poulet explained that one of the most interesting parts of his role is balancing the technical aspects of the job with the creative process.
“We are not only engineers answering to hard requirements that can be calculated or estimated, a lot of our work is about understanding vague ideas, chasing intuition, and translating visions,” Poulet said.
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