The concept is called “augmented eternity”, and she has a whole movement, which aims with the help of artificial intelligence to transform the digital imprint of the human in the digital identity. This digital imprint is able to answer questions, participate in discussions, and in any other way to simulate the individual conversational style.
Dr. Hossein Rakhnamo of the MIT Media Lab wants to make this opportunity a reality. Together with researchers from the University of Ryerson Rakhnamo describes its goal as “bridging the gap between life and death with the help of the translation in the eternity of our digital identity.” Of course, it’s not just the creation of chat bots based on tweets and posts in social networks, but also in the fact that on the basis of these algorithms to create a digital identity of such prominent figures as Leo Tolstoy, Adam Smith, and Sigmund Freud.
In the end, the complete works of Tolstoy has 90 volumes, so that artificial intelligence definitely has that process, and if everything will turn out, then the information to copy their way of thinking and expression is more than enough. Therein lies the catch – quality digital identity will depend on the number of written text, created by the deceased during life. Algorithms will need information for the mass reproduction of diction, preferences and personality traits, which represent individual.
Besides the obvious,interest and the horrific consequences of this “augmented eternity” (science fiction writers have already written quite a lot about it), the direct consequence of new techniques will be a revival of interest in the humanities related to philology, and such specialists are already actively recruiting in Silicon Valley. True, be added a work of a lawyers, as the question of who is the “owner” of created digital identity remains open. Will it be this a company, on whose servers such person resides, or the deceased individual and his heirs, from whose information it is recreated? In general, the strange prospects.