Tech boss Eugenia Kuyda says The Simpson have got it right again and that “really creepy” AI will soon use selfies to create 3D digital avatars to “bring people back to life”
Tech boss Eugenia Kuyda claims we’re a couple of years from having online avatars as predicted by The Simpsons.
n the cartoon comedy’s 2014 Days of Future Future episode, Marge loads Homer’s clone on to a computer after getting fed up of cloning her accident-prone husband back to life.
Ms Kuyda, who has already uploaded her closest friend Roman Mazurenko onto one of her creations after he died in a car crash, said the prediction will be another the show has got right.
Asked if AI will “bring people back to life”, she told the Lex Fridman podcast “it’s probably down the road”.
She added: “In a little bit we will be able to just show a photo of a person you want the avatar to look like and it will just generate a 3D model.
“That’s a no-brainer, that’s almost here, it’s a couple of years away.”
The co-founder of an AI companion chatbot Replika told of how she loaded more than 10,000 texts between her and Roman on to an AI-powered chatbot in 2016.