Conversations with the dead: a South Korean company has found a new use for AI

Conversations with the dead: a South Korean company has found a new use for AI

In order to shape the person’s image, the Re’memory program conducts seven hours of face-to-face interviews with people with terminal illnesses or those who simply want to leave their loved ones memories of themselves.

South Korean company DeepBrain offers users the opportunity to communicate with deceased loved ones using video avatars endowed with artificial intelligence. The technology is called Re’memory, writes IT Brew.

In order to shape the image of a person, Re’memory conducts seven hours of personal interviews with people with incurable diseases or those who simply want to leave their loved ones with memories of themselves.

“Re’memory is more than just a memorial hall with photos and videos. It is a place where you can share memories with your departed in a real conversation,” the program’s official page says.

DeepBrain California business development manager Joe Murphy noted that concerns about the ethics of Re’memory are individual and that people will have to make their own decisions about what is right and what is not.

“It’s very personal. Different people, even different cultures, look at death differently,” Murphy said.

Joe Murphy also noted that the technology has all the safety procedures that exclude causing suffering or pain. Re’memory users can block obscene words and offensive terms.

At the same time, Brian Finch, co-chair of Pillsbury Law’s privacy and cybersecurity practice, told reporters that the technology is new and therefore there is not yet a “hard ethical set associated with it.”

Finch expressed concern about interviews conducted by Re’memory, noting that the information could potentially be used to crack passwords or answer security questions.

“Hackers are very inventive when it comes to malicious activities, and they’re always looking for new sources of information – new ways to collect data that would help them implement a few more of their criminal schemes,” Finch said.




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