Date: March 2005.
Source: Science X, phys,org.

Summary: Computing experts at Cardiff University, UK, are developing a super-realistic animation system that simulates the movements of a face, based on speech. The team in the School of Computer Science has developed highly advanced software which is continually learning the facial dynamics associated with a speaker and applying this knowledge to synthesize realistic facial animations.

Article: Face to face – in realistic 3D. UK experts develop super-realistic animation system.