If digital humans are evolving, Isaac Bratzel is the scientist altering their DNA. Beginning his career as a character artist (because it represented the biggest challenge), Isaac helped create Amelia, a conversational AI with a digital human face, and then went on to establish virtual social media phenomenon Lil Miquela.
Today, Isaac is bringing his expertise in AI and digital humans together in AvatarOS, the company he founded to create digital humans with personalities. In this podcast, Isaac reveals how he overcame some of the technical challenges of creating digital humans that work across the platforms of tomorrow and reveals his ultimate goal for the company.
0:05:20 Becoming a generalist: Introducing Isaac
0:12:37 First jobs in the industry
0:16:54 What he learned from creating a digital human
0:22:10 Who is Amelia?
0:24:51 Creating Lil Miquela
0:31:48 Miquela's business model
0:33:53 Founding AvatarOS
0:39:17 The OS in AvatarOS
0:42:30 Interoperability between platforms
0:46:43 The complexity of rendering digital humans
0:51:30 AI and AvatarOS
0:54:50 The end game for AvatarOS
1:00:22 What's coming up from AvatarOS