The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2019.
Ako is an Entertainment Technology Center – Silicon Valley project that is creating a fun conversational Augmented Reality companion to help a player learn a table-top game. People usually rely on instruction booklets, online videos or another player to learn the rules of a game. Very often, this becomes time-consuming and confusing.
To make this experience enriching and user-friendly, the team is exploring:
– AR technologies to make the learning experience magical while also retaining the fun of playing the physical table-top game.
– Speech Processing technologies to help the player have a natural conversation with the agent.
– Virtual character personalities to make the experience engaging and entertaining.
- Zhaoyi (Ashley) Liang