Microsoft Patented A Chatbot That Lets You Talk To The Dead & It’s Very ‘Black Mirror’

Microsoft have been granted a patent for a new type of AI which can be completely based on real people. The chatbot can mimic the personality of anyone from a friend, or relative or even a celebrity – from existing public records.

This would allow people to, basically, talk to the dead

Other than being incredibly creepy, it’s basically the same concept behind the episode of Black Mirror below:

Pretty creepy, if you ask us…

Don’t worry though, Tim O’brien, the current General Manager of AI programs at Microsoft confirmed on Twitter that it’s not going to happen. It’s been deemed “too disturbing.”

Now, if they built one that would write out our assignments… that’s a different conversation

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