ScienceIamA radiologist, AI researcher and lead author of a recent paper that used deep learning to predict if patients will die in the next five years. AMA!
Jun 8th 2017 by drlukeor • 48 Questions • 814 Points
We're Matthew Mercer and Erin Cahill of Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise. Matt is returning as Leon S. Kennedy and we're introducing Erin's character Rebecca Chambers in this film! Follow us along with Chris Redfield (played by Kevin Dorman) as we aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Fs5g-l0Bcss
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Matt: Thank you guys so much for coming and asking such amazing questions!! This was an absolute BLAST. Can't wait for you all to see the movie in the VERY near future, and keep up with my shenanigans via twitter @matthewmercer, and instagram @matthewmercervo. Much love to you all!
Erin: You guys, ditto to what Matt said! It has been such a blast to talk to you all! I am a slow typer, so look out for our FB live chats (coming up soon: Http://facebook.com/residentevilvendetta ) and I can answer more then. Plus, you will get to see Matt and I rock out to Journey. (Not kidding, that happened today. Don't Stop Believing!) You can follow me on Twitter at ErinJ_Cahill, insta is ejcahill, and FB at ErinJCahill Fanpage. Thank you for being wonderful fans. Can't wait to know you all more. Don't get eaten until we meet again!!! xo
If we could accurately predict the percentage of death within the best future of the patient, is there anything that could be done to lower those odds after the fact?
How muscular should Chris be? RE5 (SUPER RIPPED) or RE1? (Normal guy.)
Absolutely, that is the whole reason for doing the research. The obvious thing would be seeing that you have a higher risk of, for example, cardiac disease, and using the knowledge to make some lifestyle changes.
But it goes much beyond that. If we can accurately quantify ill-health in comprehensive manner, then we can start looking for patient subgroups that need different treatment.
Maybe a certain combination of diseases means therapy should be more aggressive. Or maybe an unexpectedly high level of underlying disease would change the patient's decision to have an elective surgery, because the risk of a bad outcome is too high in that individual.
We don't know for sure how this will play out yet, but the entire goal of precision medicine is to significantly improve patient outcomes.
Matt: NEVER BUFF ENOUGH PUNCH EVERY ROCK INTO THE SUN
Question for Matthew: How do you feel about Leon not being a character in Resident Evil 7? I know your a fan of the series so one other question: What do you think of the new direction the series is taking with RE7 being in first person and going back to horror roots?
Matt: I think the franchise definitely needed an injection of new narrative, so I wasn't let down at all not having him in there. I do sincerely hope they eventually loop back into the original RE stories/characters with the themes and classic horror elements that RE7 brought back in. (also, I just want to be able to be Leon again, hehe)
Hi Matt and Erin!!
If you were Luchadors what would your gimmicks be?
Matt: I would think my gimmick would be narrating my movesets and attacks in realtime.
Hi!!! So thrilled you guys were able to make an AMA. Huge fan here, especially of Rebecca since i was like 7yo! and then playing as Leon as a 9yo. Thank you both so much for the delivery you make to every game. Greeting from Mexico!
A question for both of you: What was your most exciting moment that you took part with in the video games?
Matt: Finally seeing the E3 trailers for RE6 and seeing Leon's face talking with my own voice. It was such an incredible moment for me, having been a fan of the character for so long. <3
Matt: What is your opinion the relationship of Ada and Leon? Does Leon miss or mention Ada at all in Vendetta?
Erin: Does Rebecca ever say her famous "OH NO!" line in Vendetta? lol
Matt: Leon and Ada have a very interesting, complicated relationship. What romance that is there is peppered with mistrust, yearning, and playful denial. I imagine he misses elements of her, and REALLY doesn't miss others.
Hey Matt, big fan and I've loved your work across everything Blizzard related, and beyond!
I have three, you can pick and choose if you want.
1) What got you really interested in voice acting, and kept you going? 2) How did you go about practicing and getting better at voice acting? 3) Have you ever thought about going back to facial hair? You could cosplay as McCree at cons!
Thanks for the enjoyment you bring!
Matt: Thanks, friend!
1) My love of cartoons and video games merging with my love of theater. 2) Many, MANY classes and workshops over the years while performing on stage whenever I could. Improv helped tremendously. Cold-reading and reading outloud when alone. 3) I have, but many projects I have going on require facial mocap, and I need to shave for those... it's frustrating.
Erin: in case Matt hasn't already invited you to make a guest appearance in Critical Role, would you? I'm sure you'd have loads of fun...what class would you pick?
E: Ha! I just showed him the question and told him I would love to be part. :)
Just wanted to say thank you all for taking the time to answer all these questions!
Matt: How do you find time to sleep? It seems like you're everywhere doing everything!
Everyone: What's your favorite sandwich and beverage?
Matt: The nutrient broth that maintains my consciousness also keeps the majority of sleep necessity at bay.
Sandwich - French Dip with Au Jus. Beverage - Thai Iced Tea.
Matt: Don't care. ::loads shotgun::
Big fan of both RE and Critical Role (and many of your other projects, like Final Fantasy 15, and going waaaaay back... Sailor Moon)
My Not Resident Evil related question: (I'm sorry, but you expected this right?)
When using your resurection ritual rules does rolling a natural 20 on an attempt to aid a resurrection ritual (Vex for Percy's first res and Pike for Scanlan) have any benefit mechanically? Or was that just another example of the dice reinforcing awesome story/character moments?
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for the many many hours of entertainment you've provided me, and for inspiring me to start a D&D game with my own friends. A year ago I picked up the 5e starter set and DM'd my first game. Now we're playing Storm Kings Thunder, and I credit or monthly game for bringing us all closer together.
I know you hear it all the time, but I wanted to add to the many many people out there you've had a positive influence on.
Also I hope you have a fantastic wedding whenever that is! Congrats to you and Marisha!
Matt: No mechanical benefit, just ensuring the success of the ritual and making a beautiful moment of narrative improv. That's my genuine thrill in TTRPGs. :)
Thank you so much!! <3
Matt and Erin: Who in your opinion is the most dynamic, interesting character in RE:V? You can pick yourselves. I won't judge.
Thanks. Really excited for the release in a couple weeks!
Matt: Oh man. Could be Leon. He's the cynic and wise-crack master. Probably Rebecca, though. She's the heart of this story.
Hi, Matt! Huge huge huge fan of your work, specifically Ryoma and Yusuke.
My question is simple: Who are, let's say, the five favorite characters that you've ever done VA work for?
Matt: OH NO THIS QUESTION AAAARGH...
Leon, McCree, Aloth, Tygra, Kiritsugu Emiya...?
Long time RE fan here and I grew up with it with my brother. How did it feel being called up and given the voice role of your respective characters?
Matt: My fav RE character for a long time, and when I had the opportunity to audition for him, I gave it my all. :)