Ein Startup vom MIT will mit Hilfe von Künstlicher Intelligenz einen Chat mit den digital erzeugten Persönlichkeiten von Verstorbenen realisieren. Die Website gibt nicht allzuviele Aufschlüsse darüber, wie weit die damit schon sind, aber: Yo, Black Mirror S02E01 - Be Right Back, I'm really cool with ya and Imma let you finish, but these MIT-Dudes are about to make you totally real!
Death's icy grip comes for all of us. But what if, theoretically speaking, there were a way to digitally approximate your consciousness and represent it on a screen?
That's the premise driving a new startup called Eterni.me, which emerged this week out of MIT's Entrepreneurship Development Program. Its goal, according to the startup's website, is to emulate your personality by tapping into your digital paper trail--chat logs, emails, and the like. Once that information is provided, an algorithm splices together all those you-isms to build an artificial intelligence based on your personality, which "can interact with and offer information and advice to your family and friends after you pass away."
Eterni.me's creators pitch it as Skype from the past--an animated avatar from the dearly departed. A kind of digital immortality.