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Isaac Bratzel — Founder & CEO, AvatarOS


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.



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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 

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: May 22, 2023.
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