The idea of talking to a dead person might seem like a B-horror plot or a Black Mirror story. However, it was the startup StoryFile from Los Angeles that implemented it. They have developed a system that will allow you to do this, albeit with reservations.
The idea is to film footage using 20 cameras and create a kind of “digital clone” of a person while they are alive. After that, the video is processed using artificial intelligence, which is trained to answer questions in natural language.
The “digital copy” is then uploaded to the StoryFile platform, after which you can talk to her. The system creates the illusion of a real-time conversation and allows for dialogue. According to the source, actor William Shatner, known for his role as Captain James Kirk from Star Trek, has already created his copy. This, he says, will help “preserve his memory and legacy for future generations.” And one of StoryFile’s first customers was the late mother of the company’s CEO. At the same time, the cost of the service is only 39.99 pounds.
The startup itself notes that their technology allows you to fix the legacy of a person and pass on his life lessons, morality, decisions and much more to future generations.