[LINK] no, not creepy at all....
jwhit at internode.on.net
Tue Sep 24 16:04:58 AEST 2019
From a George Eastman newsletter:
Talk to Friends and Relatives After They Die
OK, this sounds creepy. However, anyone who owns an Amazon Echo device
(often referred to as “Alexa”) will understand how it works.
The *Here After* company in California has announced it is working on an
Alexa-style “bot” that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to let
people “talk” with deceased friends and relatives. The device uses voice
recordings made before a person dies to create the bot. Loved ones later
can talk, joke, and reminisce with the bot, as if the friend or relative
is still alive.
[Play YouTube video]
The company begins by conducting interviews with clients, in which they
are encouraged to talk about their lives. Simply by speaking, Here After
users can hear the recorded replies of loved ones—their real stories,
songs, and sayings; their actual voices. (Check out the video above.)
The Here After company states, “Our goal is to capture the true spirit
of people and to enable their stories to become immortal.”
Their responses are then edited, categorized and divided into sections
such as “falling in love” or sentiments such as “happy” or “story about
stressful moment”. This data is transferred to an app, which friends and
family can access via a phone or smart speaker.
Several hundred people have already joined Here After’s waiting list.
You can learn more at /Here After’s/ web site at:
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