Beyond the deepfake: Computer science alum pushing boundaries of AI in cinema and metaverse

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Jyoti Joshi

A former postdoctoral researcher at the Cheriton School of Computer Science is leading the charge in artificial intelligence in the entertainment and film industry with her company, Kroop AI.

Jyoti Joshi, Kroop AI’s co-founder and CEO, worked as a Waterloo researcher in the specialized fields of computer vision and affective computing in 2016. She collaborated with Professor Jesse Hoey, whose research in emotional artificial intelligence and affective computing complimented her interests.

“I was looking at possible postdoctoral positions and had previously met Professor Hoey at a conference,” Jyoti says. “Our work had so many synergies. He knew my research and made it so easy to say yes, and I benefited immensely from our work together.”

Read the feature article on the Cheriton School of Computer Science website.