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Artificial Intelligence Will Keep Our Loved Ones Alive

Interactive simulations of real people are no longer the stuff of science fiction

Thomas McMullan
Sep 20, 2018 · 7 min read
Your A.I. friend Replika. Credit: Replica (via website)

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If we talk into our phones, could we one day hear the voices of dead loved ones talking back to us?

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Still from Google Duplex ad, Credit: Google — screengrab from the YouTube ad

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Pinchas Gutter filming New Dimensions in Testimony (2 pictures), Credit: USC Shoah and USC ICT — from the project website

It can resemble a person, but is ultimately just an outline.


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