Microsoft reveals a new creepy technology that could bring back your dead loved ones! The company explained the innovation in its latest patent.
The tech giant claimed that it can revive the deceased users as a chatbot, which seems to be a new creepy technology. Just imagine you are messaging an account with the name of a person that already passed away.
Microsoft’s new patent explained that the innovation can be created using the deceased user’s voice data, images, electronic messages, personal information, and social media posts.
The software giant said that the specific person, who the AI chatbox represents, may correspond to a past or present entity. This includes a friend, a relative, an acquaintance, a celebrity, a fictional character, a historical figure, or a random person.
Microsoft added that the specific person can also correspond to oneself. This means that the AI chatbox can also represent the one that is creating or training it.
The software provider reiterated that alive users could train a digital replacement in the event of their death. This means that once an individual succumbed, their account will already have an AI that will manage it.
Microsoft includes 3D and 2D models
The tech giant company confirmed that its new chatbot will have 2D and 3D models of the specific person it will generate via video data, depth information, or images.
Microsoft’s new idea of bringing people back from the dead by simulation is not new. However, it is still not yet developed yet, and there’s a high chance the giant company could achieve it.
The new idea can also be seen in the movie “Black Mirror.” Microsoft’s innovation is similar in the movie’s “Be Right Back” episode where a young woman uses a service to gather data from her deceased partner.
Her main goal is to create a chatbot. However, she wasn’t satisfied and eventually creating a robot presentation. On the other hand, similar technology was previously bought by Kanye West.
She gave Kim Kardashian West a hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian. The rapper did this to celebrate her partner’s 40th birthday.
The hologram spoke for around three minutes, directly addressing Kardashian and her decision to become a lawyer and carry on his legacy.
This just shows that the idea of digital representation of the dead can possibly communicate with the living. Aside from Microsoft, there are also other tech giants that are trying to use digital data to recreate loved ones who already passed away.
What to do is a user dies
The first thing you need to do is contact your deceased loved one’s social media accounts. However, you need to gather certain information.
To help you further, here are the personal information you need to acquire;
- Their email address
- Their full name
- Their social media username
- Proof of death – a Death Certificate, obituary, or death notice
- Proof of your identity – passport or driver’s license
- Proof of your relationship with the deceased user – a copy of the will if it names you as an administrator or beneficiary, or marriage or birth certificate