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University of Louisville investigates biometrics in the virtual world

Published: 11 April 2012
Virtual World

Researchers at the University of Louisville are applying real world biometric techniques to avatars in the virtual world.

Roman Yampolskiy and colleagues at the University of Louisville in Kentucky are looking to develop the field of "Artimetrics" - or artificial biometrics.  This involves applying similar authentication procedures used on humans to avatars in virtual worlds, for example facial recognition.  As we delve deeper into virtual worlds, virtual crimes could become more of a problem, resulting in identity theft and even theft of (virtual) property.  To learn more about Yampolskiy's research read the article in the New Scientist by following the links on the right of this page.

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