A conversation with Darren Hendler of Digital Domain about lifelike 3D avatars with an AI back-end (“Digital Humans”). If you’ve seen movies like Marvels Avengers: Infinity War, Spiderman, Beauty and the Beast, Deadpool, Titanic and many others, you’ve experienced some of Digital Domain and Darren’s visual effects work. Now, many of the technologies and techniques honed for bringing digital characters to the big screen are emerging in other sectors like healthcare and education as the next generation of virtual assistants. What happens when you merge Hollywood-level special effects with conversational AI? This interview is one of several we’re producing around this topic.