Talk to dead loved ones. Create an alternative ego that works just like us. Recovering life, almost even, for the greatest historical figures. It sounds like science fiction, but they confirm a process Innovative artificial intelligence system designed by Microsoft. The basic idea is very simple: use personal data such as pictures, voice recordings, posts on social media, electronic messages, written letters. Instruct a chap (Software designed to communicate with humans, Ed) For conversation considering the personality of the particular person. And the mind can only go to the famous James Cameron incarnations. Trouble? Of course yes. But don’t worry: for now it’s simple Patent, Should be the same in all probabilities. Agent Redmond issued on 11 April 2017, but only on 1 December 2020, which was recently discovered in the archives of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office A mixture of curiosity and fear. Because inventors are comingIcotti Dustin i. Abramson and Joseph Johnson Jr., but directly on Twitter Tim O’Brien, resMicrosoft’s AI Manager, to assure everyone: do not worry – he wrote about the discovery of the patent -. Confirmed that there was no development plan for this. Then he added: But if I ever get a job as a screenwriter Black glass, You know you can go to the patent and trademark office website to get plot ideas.
Ya, I got it, no worries. However, it was confirmed that there was no plan for this. But if I ever write work for Black Mirror, I know to go to the USPDO website for story ideas.
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Like in a movie
O’Brien’s reference to well-known TV series is not accidental, as in the episode Come back to me A woman named Martha interacts with her clone, created by an online service, starting with the remaining data on her social profile after she lost her boyfriend Asha in a car accident. But there are other possibilities with Microsoft’s chatbot. As stated in the patent, in fact, The virtual individual can resemble not only a company from the past, but also a living person such as a friend, relative, acquaintance or celebrity. Or – why not – even for themselves. Starting with adequate expression of the consent of the interested parties, it is easy to imagine how many privacy implications such practices would have. Alternatively, However, it is possible to design a fictional narrator with a character to be a new model. Precisely from this point of view, if the system does not have enough components to create the required personality, it will attract them from profiles that are considered identical.
But that’s not all, because it’s like being inside Black glass Microsoft wondered how Shape the clone from the physical point of view, Using 2D or 3D models in this sense can be created using images, in-depth information and / or video data related to a particular person.
Now is the future
It goes without saying that such technology will open up Infinite views, Larger than that provided by virtual reality and sophisticated language generators. In this case, of course, we are not limited Display an image with predetermined movements Or read Texts composed by reflecting human writing: Possible Get in touch and get regular feedback Create the essence of the user experience. So there are many similarities with chatpots Copies, But being able to actually give voice to existing or existing characters further complicates and exacerbates the question from an ethical point of view Risk of misuse. And what about the dangers Deviation from reality, Film model Lee With Joaquin Phoenix? All the reasons that make it clear why Microsoft does not want to turn patents into commercial goods. However, the fact that experts in the field are now able to design similar technologies gives the scale Enormous potential already achieved by artificial intelligence, Google Sundar Pichai’s CEO is not accidentally defined More important than fire and electricity. Very valuable resource, but should be handled with caution for this reason: a fundamental challenge in the era of the digital revolution.
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