'Virtual human' Milo comes out to play at TED in Oxford
By Jonathan Fildes
Technology reporter, BBC News, Oxford
13 July 2010
Microsoft has shown off its "virtual human" that reacts to a person's emotions, body movements and voice.
Milo, as he is known, is designed for use with the firm's hands-free Xbox 360 motion controller called Kinect.
The technology is the brainchild of veteran UK games designer Peter Molyneux.
"I want to introduce a new revolution in storytelling," he told the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Global conference in Oxford.
"Films, TV, even hallowed books, are just rubbish because they don't involve me," he said. "It's a sea of blandness."