Computer scientists already urging people to begin recording their elderly family members for the process

Posted BY: Kelen McBreen

Artificial Intelligence expert Dr. Pratik Desai, who has founded several Silicon Valley startups, made waves online after he tweeted that people should be able to “live forever” by the end of the year.

He explained that uploading videos of elders and loved ones will allow technology to synthesize their looks and voices after they leave their physical bodies.

“Start regularly recording your parents, elders, and loved ones,” Desai wrote on Saturday. “With enough transcript data, new voice synthesis, and video models, there is a 100% chance that they will live with you forever after leaving your physical body. This should be even possible by end of the year.”

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Several artificial intelligence companies have already launched platforms where a person’s information can be uploaded to create an AI avatar of that individual.

The technology is similar to current “deep fake” videos that are popular online.

For example, check out this deep fake video of comedian Jerry Seinfeld being placed into the classic film “Pulp Fiction.”

This futuristic and potentially dystopian idea comes on the heels of more than 1,000 tech leaders like Elon Musk warning of the danger to humanity if we allow AI to become more powerful than its current state.

A letter signed by Musk and the others proposed an industrywide pause on AI work until safety protocols and oversight could be developed and agreed upon.

Twitter user Adonica Howard-Browne, wife of pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, accurately noted, “There’s more to consciousness than an avatar that merely looks & sounds like you.”

She added, “If you want to live forever & see your loved ones again, you and they need to become new creatures in Christ.”

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