Here we are yet again, faced with another situation where super smart people are doing something, in the name of science, that is only going to hasten the human race’s increasingly inevitable demise.
Now we’ve got the wizards over at Microsoft not only applying for, but receiving a patent that will allow them to create a chatbot using personal information about dead people, including things like their images, voices, social media posts, and electronic messages.
According to the patent…
The specific person [who the chat bot represents] may correspond to a past or present entity (or a version thereof), such as a friend, a relative, an acquaintance, a celebrity, a fictional character, a historical figure, a random entity etc.
It also adds, “The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training the chat bot).” (Read more from “Microsoft Patents Plans to Revive Dead Loved Ones as Chatbots” HERE)