A Conversation with ThoughtEconomics.com and our CEO Mark Sagar

May 12th, 2021
Our Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Sagar, was featured on ThoughtEconomics.com where he talked about creating digital people, how technology is helping us to understand humanity, and how interaction with intelligent machines will open up the next era of our civilization.

Double Academy Award winner Dr. Mark Sagar is the CEO and co-founder of Soul Machines and Director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. He has a Ph.D. in bioengineering and previously worked as the Special Projects Supervisor at Weta Digital and Sony Pictures Imageworks and developed technology for the digital characters in blockbusters such as Avatar, King Kong, and Spiderman 2. His pioneering work in computer-generated faces was recognised with two consecutive Scientific and Engineering Oscars in 2010 and 2011, and Mark was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2019 in recognition of his world-leading research.