Man has always looked for ways to live forever. In the past, rituals were arranged for this, various structures were built and ceremonies were performed. The rise of religion has shaped the belief that we continue to exist after the death of the body. Science and technology have not yet reached the mark to pave the way for life for hundreds or thousands of years. But artificial neural networks already allow, if not to live forever, then to make a personality imprint.
An example of this is a recent video on the YouTube channel Speaking of AI , where a scene from the TV series “Rick and Morty” was changed so that instead of Rick’s pickle we hear Homer Simpson. And with all the novelty of such technologies, the result is already amazing.
See for yourself:
No, this is not life forever, but some companies are already applying for patents to create images of deceased people based on digital data, messages and voice recordings.
The question arises, how ethical is this practice in general? Would you like to leave behind a digital ghost? How accurate will such a copy be, and how can you make sure it is not used in a way you would not want it to be?