The computer scientist is calling on the world to record the voices and videos of his elderly parents and loved ones as consciousness is expected to be uploaded to a computer this year.
Dr. Pratik Desai, who founded several artificial intelligence startups in Silicon Valley, said that if people have enough video and audio recorders for their loved ones, there is a “100% chance” that relatives will live with you forever.
“It should be possible by the end of the year,” Desai, who has built his own ChatGPT-like system, tweeted.
Many scientists believe that the rapid development of artificial intelligence caused by ChatGPT is poised to usher in a new golden age for this technology.
Start writing down your parents, elders and relatives. With enough transcript data, new voice synthesis and video models are 100% chance what they will live with you forever after leaving the physical body. This should be even possible by the end of V year.
— Pratik Desai (@chheplo) April 8, 2023
However, the world’s greatest minds are divided over technology – Elon Musk and over 1,000 leaders are calling for technology to be stopped, warning that it could destroy humanity.
On the other hand, there are other experts, such as Bill Gates, who believe that AI will improve our lives, while others seem to warmly embrace the idea that it will help us live forever.
Desai supports Gates, believing that we can recreate models of our deceased loved ones on a computer.
The process will include digitizing videos, audio recordings, documents and photographs of a person, and then transferring the data to an artificial intelligence system that learns everything it can about a person.
Users can then create a specific avatar that looks and behaves exactly like their living relative.
As part of a project called Live Forever, a virtual human robot is being created with the same speech and behavior as the person it is to reproduce.
In 2022, he told Artur Sychev, founder of Live Forever, that he expected the technology to become mainstream in five years, but due to recent developments in artificial intelligence, he only expected it to be for a short period of time.
“We can take that data, apply AI to it, and recreate you as an avatar in your lot or in your NFT world, and people can come and talk to you,” Sichtoff said.
And you will meet a man. And perhaps for the first 10 minutes while you are talking to this person, you will not know that this is actually an AI. That’s the point.
Another artificial intelligence company, DeepBrain AI, has created a memorial hall that allows people to reunite with their deceased loved ones in an immersive experience.
The service, called Rememory, uses photos, videos, and a seven-hour interview with a person while they are still alive.
The AI-powered virtual human is designed using deep learning techniques to capture the appearance and voice of a human being displayed on a 400-inch screen.
Desai didn’t give too many details about his idea for the technology, but former Google engineer Ray Kurzweil is also working on a digital afterlife for humans – specifically to resurrect his father.
Kurzweil, 75, said his father died when he was 22 and he hopes to one day talk to him via computer.
Kurzweil said he has hundreds of boxes of documents, notes, films and photographs of his father that he digitizes.
“A very good way to express all these documents is to create an avatar so that the AI is as similar as possible to my father, given the information that we have about him, including his DNA,” said Kurzweil.
The scientist went on to explain that his digital father would be subjected to the Turing test, a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to or indistinguishable from human behavior.
“If an entity passes the Turing test, let alone a specific person, then that person is conscious,” Kurzweil said.
Kurzweil was hired by Google in 2012 “to work on new projects related to machine learning and language processing,” but he predicted technological advances long before that.
Source: Daily Mail
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