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A man used AI to bring back his deceased fiancé. But the creators of the tech warn it could be dangerous and used to spread misinformation

Posted On: Oct 26, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

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A man used artificial intelligence to create a chatbot that mimicked his late fiancé.
The groundbreaking AI technology was designed by Elon Musk's research group OpenAI.
OpenAI has long warned that the technology could be used for mass information campaigns.
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After Joshua Barbeau's fiancé passed away, he spoke to her for months. Or, rather, he spoke to a chatbot programmed to sound exactly like her. In a story for the San Francisco Chronicle , Barbeau detailed how Project December, a software that uses artificial intelligence technology to create hyper-realistic chatbots, recreated the experience of speaking with his late fiancé. All he had to do was plug in old messages and give some background information, and suddenly the model could emulate his partner with stunning accuracy. It may sound like a miracle , but the AI creators warn that the...

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