Speak, Memory


A startup has trained a neural network on thousands of text messages with a recently-deceased friend and is using the resulting model to power a chat bot that users can talk to as if they were talking to the deceased. Take a second and read that again: a startup is letting you emulate talking to a dead person. This article focuses less on the "how" and instead explores the human dimension of what this type of technology means for all of us. Creepy and fascinating.


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