While most of us are used to the idea of maintaining a digital persona on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, the way we convey ourselves in these spaces is limited to video, images, and text. But where do “we” — as human bodies — exist on the Internet?
As digital technology becomes more immersive, one Toronto startup is working to give our physical selves better representation online. ItsMe is a virtual identity company with a mission to turn everyone into avatars. By combining technologies such as digital photography, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, the Toronto-based startup is able to take 360-degree photos of subjects and turn them into digital forms, otherwise known as avatars.
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