Joey from ‘Friends’ has become virtually immortalized via artificial intelligence

Have you ever wanted to carry on a conversation with Joey Tribbiani from Friends but just didn’t think you’d ever have the chance to meet Matt LeBlanc in character on the street? Well your dream of chatting with Joey may be coming true sooner than you think. Friends creator Marta Kauffman has assured everyone that a Friends movie is “never happening”, yet researchers at Leeds University may have found the next best thing. The group of researchers is taking algorithms, facial expressions, voice patterns, and much more to make a living breathing avatar based on popular TV characters. Naturally, the character they decide on is Joey. The purpose of the exercise is to allow for these virtual characters to not only interact with you the consumer but possibly with other…


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