Afterlife Bots – A Dead Man’s Petition

Zero, neither am I a Ted-famous Tech geek psychic guru nor am I actually in contact with the afterlife. I am just fascinated by the buzzwords “Machine Learning” and “AI” and a little stressed by the quantity of articles talking about those words on my news feed.

I call to mind reading a line in a news article that “Bots are getting better at imitating humans”. So why not hire one and decrease workload by fifty percent. Well, I suppose we are working towards it.

Google recently announced that their AI-enabled assistant (with 6 voices) can reserve a hair-cut appointment effortlessly (Well I want a shave as well, and i also want it to go and do food shopping handpicking the freshest tomatoes from the lot).

Jokes apart: thankyou to they of outstanding scientists, engineers, and others who are working nighttime and daytime to make this happen.

Coming back to my original story.

Let’s start with Human life (and relationships) – Data Party

“Quite an electronic world”. All of us are capturing and holding our personal life incidents as much as we can digitally (Thanks to social media, external hard disks, and pen-drives). For what reason not store our complete life in a a thousand Petabyte storage device. Get every second – activities, events, habits, decisions, and many others. Imagine if we can see and experience our parents’ childhood or see “What all Mahatma Gandhi did in his complete life”. Interesting right?

We all believe how quickly robotics, machine learning, and AI are evolving.

What if we incorporate robotics, machine learning, and human life data? Can we build an individuals replica bot which would respond similarly, make decisions similarly, have similar patterns basis the 1000 Petabyte data fed. Overall, can that bot be my replacement after my loss of life?. Can it be my AFTER-LIFE BOT?

Literally, little or nothing can replace a lifeless human being. I used to be not fortunate to check in with my grandfather or meet him. But will my great grand/grandkids know about me? The answer is I actually do not know. We all are aiming hard to leave a legacy behind us. So why not use robots and machine intelligence to repeat ourselves. We do have ample amount of data to feed ~79 years (average age of individuals being) or ~2 Million moments. I remember want your great grandkids to keep in mind you after you have passed away?

With a simple Google search, I obtained a news article talking about “Mind Clone” – the idea of uploading the memories, thoughts, and emotions of a person into a computer. It says that the companies such as eterni. me, Gordon Bell’s MyLifeBits, and Terasem’s Lifenaut are generally pursuing Brain Clone to help a person’s personality, work and relationships survive after fatality.

I certainly hope this idea to grow tremendously and who knows “Milind2122” might be replying to the below after 2 hundred years.

Disclaimer: Please consider the information and ideas as figments of the creativity of your sleepless middle-age dude striving hard to keep his brain functioning.

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