Selfies with the dead made possible by creepy app
What if you wanted to have a selfie with your dear old deceased granny? Yes, it’s a rather creepy question, and yet one Korean company thought it relevant enough to build an app around it.
Their app is called “With Me” and it allows users to have selfies with the deceased or even complete strangers, reports The Next Web.
This app was created by ELROIS, Inc. and it made its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last week. It works by 3D-scanning a person and turning them into an avatar within the app.
Once the avatar has been created, it works like an AR photo app, except that the avatars will be controlled by a sophisticated AI to replicate the countenance of the real person. The AI system will even remember the users and react to moods or appearances. The avatars will even respond to voice cues.
A line from the ELROIS descriptions states, “Avatars could be your family, friends, or even celebrities!”
It might be fun to make an avatar of a crush or a celebrity, and have them respond to your longing. However one may need to ask, where does the fun end and the creepy begin? Alfred Bayle/JB
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