World’s first graduation ceremony with avatars
On 28 March 2020, the world’s first graduation ceremony with avatars took place in Tokyo, Japan. Kenichi Ohmae, president of the Graduate School at BBT University, handed over diplomas to two “newme” communication avatars, who represented the graduates. The avatars provided by ANA Holdings were remotely operated by the graduates. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, they were not able to attend the ceremony in person.
Further information is available on the BBT website at https://bbt.ac/news/news/010344.html