This is already sounding like something from Tim Burton’s film Frankenweenie, where a boy wants to bring back his dead dog back to life with the use of electricity. A technology company based out of Los Angeles, California called Humai has the same thought in mind, but won’t be using electricity to resurrect your loved once. Instead they will be using an artificial intelligence in an artificial body to keep the dead around much longer.
Humai’s project “Atom and Eve” allows human consciousness to be transferred to an artificial body after dying. Artificial intelligence will be used to bring back those from the dead and the company has already started research on it. Humai is already using artificial intelligence, bionics, and nanotechnology, and expect the entire project to be complete within three decades (30 years).
The way AI and nanotechnology will work in this case is to save everyone’s behavior, talking style, and thought process. Once collected, the data will be coded to multiple sensors and then used in an artificial body that’s home to the dead person’s brain.
Founder of Humai, Josh Bocanegra told Australian Popular Science:
“After death we’ll freeze the brain using cryonics technology. When the technology is fully developed we’ll implant the brain into an artificial body. The artificial body functions will be controlled with your thoughts by measuring brain waves. As the brain ages we’ll use nanotechnology to repair and improve cells. Cloning technology is going to help with this too.”
The company has only five members on board at the moment. One member is working on AI. Two researchers, are working on bionics and sensors and the other is working on AI and nanotech. The last member is an ambassador that will is forming a team of educators to help educate the public about Humais’ mission and the technology being used. Bocanegra did also mention that he’s using his own money in the company and will be looking for funding in the coming months.
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