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    Is this guy real?

    Hello everybody. I was looking for development api for google's picasa service and came across the video on their website.

    I am not sure but could it be that the guy in this video is not 'real', but a very well made virtual character (animation)? The way his voice and the speech sounds, it really sounds like a computer generated speech, better than any speech engine I've ever heard before, not still not quite undetectable.

    Anyway, look at it and see if you too suspect that this 'guy' may be a really well made computer animation, purhaps from the creation of a top secret google's lab.

    http://code.google.com/apis/picasaweb/overview.html
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    Nah, he's real.

    He has the personality of an automaton, but he's real.

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    it depents of guyz

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    he is real,i cant identify him as an animated picture

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    I think he's real because his eyes are reading the text he's saying, but if it's CGI, then they were succesful in gaving it that little detail!
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    definitely real...
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    To be honest I think part of the problem is the way in which he talks, he speaks very fast like he's nervous and he sounds rather monotonous which is also something which is affecting his perception. He does sound rather like a machine though, it's quite funny when you watch the video!

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    interesting - is it possible that genetic scientists have produced the first man from a claymation figurine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairybob View Post
    interesting - is it possible that genetic scientists have produced the first man from a claymation figurine?
    That happened already, but poor morph died in that fire (UK Kid's TV reference for those who watched tony hart's show.)

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    Oh give the guy a break. I can imagine how most of you guys would look like if you had to do a video like that
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