Isn’t that exciting that now we can talk to our dead ones? Yes, why not? New technology has arrived, enabling you to speak to your loved ones who are dead now. Now you can live with your dead ones live inside your smartphones as voice assistants. The App is created by the California-based company HereAfter AI. The company aims to enable communication between the living and the dead.
However, technology like this, which enables communication with the deceased, has been a decades-old mainstay of science fiction. Healthcare providers and spiritualists for decades have always wanted to have something like that. Now, though, it is becoming a reality, and one that is increasingly accessible, thanks to the advancement in AI and voice technology.
Our loved ones are still alive, and their virtual versions are created to make us understand the technology in a better way. Undeniably, some people might even find this tech scary or creepy, when asked to a person who created a virtual copy of his mother, which he turned on at her funeral and talked to. Some people say that talking to digital versions of loved ones who have died could make your grief last longer or make you lose touch with reality. People think and sincerely believe that messing with death is dangerous.
The concerns are correct. Speaking to a virtual version of your loved ones who are dead now can make you feel weird. But the people who have lost their loved ones can easily understand the concept of technology. If it makes you comfortable, then why not?
How Does the Technology Work?
The App enables users to talk and interact with the person from the past or present. The technology sounds like it came directly from the episode of Black Magic. The protocol,a tech news site was the first to report the news. The App will not only allow you to talk with a deceased friend, celebrity, or historical figure in addition to your deceased family members.
The App recognizes anyone’s voice and information using videos, letters, or voice recordings. Later, smartphones or any smart device control and interact with the bot. HereAfter AI keeps track of a person’s life story instead of allowing you to have an entirely new conversation with the bot every time.
This is one of the biggest problems with most grief tech right now: it’s too generic. They may sound like someone you care about, but they don’t know anything about you. They’ll answer the same way no matter who talks to them. Every time you ask the same question, you get the same answer.
Alas, as Rohit Prasad, Alexa’s senior vice president, said, “While AI cannot eliminate the pain of loss. However, it can definitely make the memories last”.