Saturday, March 22, 2014

Now, ‘Video Chat’ With The Dead new technology reportedly allows people to make themselves virtually immortal and comfort their loved ones after their death.
Washington: A new website creates virtual avatars of the dead so that their loved ones can video chat with them after they are gone. The website,, is a startup by engineers, designers and business people, part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) entrepreneurship development programme. The team claims to have developed a means by which a person can be digitally reconstructed after death. The service needs to be provided with a person’s chat logs, social network information, photographs and emails, and it uses this information to reconstruct a person’s memories and mannerisms, CNET reported. collects almost everything that you create during your lifetime, and then processeses this huge amount of information using complex artificial intelligence algorithms,” the website said. “Then it generates a virtual you, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, offer information and advice to your family and friends after you pass away. It’s like a Skype chat from the past,” it said.


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