Headlines From China: Ada Who? Inside China’s First Virtual Human Legal Dispute

Ada Who? Inside China’s First Virtual Human Legal Dispute

A court in China’s Zhejiang province recently ruled on the country’s first legal dispute regarding virtual humans. The case involved virtual human Ada, a hyperrealistic 3D influencer created by Shanghai-based Xmov Technology in 2019. Using human actors and artificial intelligence (AI) motion capture to influence her movements, the metahuman debuted at the Qingdao Journalist Festival in November 2019. Three years after Ada’s unveiling, an unnamed Hangzhou-based technology company was accused of including footage of Ada in a video posted to its Douyin account without crediting Xmov as the creator. Read more Jing Meta

Cannes: China’s Yang Feng Directs Period Action-Drama ‘The Coldest City’

Chinese filmmaker Yang Feng is directing period-action drama The Coldest City, produced by Hena Film Culture Media. The stars Xia Yu (Breaking ThroughA Little Red Flower), Lee Li-chun (Hello Mr. BillionaireGoodbye Mr. Loser) and Tan Kai (Detective vs. SleuthsDrug War). Beijing-based Blossoms Entertainment is shopping The Coldest City to buyers in Cannes. Read more The Hollywood Reporter