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Microsoft applies for a patent for a chatbot that could become the “twin” of a deceased person

The company registered a technology that allows people to be mimicked through their data.

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  • This can open up the possibility of creating software that sounds identical to the deceased and could usher in a new era for cyber fraud and identity theft.
Microsoft applies for a patent for a chatbot that could become the “twin” of a deceased person
Microsoft applies for a patent for a chatbot that could become the “twin” of a deceased person

What information do we give the internet? Microsoft presented a technology before the US patent office with which a computer program or a “chatbot” can be created, with which the personality of people can be imitated by data of the same.

The software uses data such as pictures, voice notes, social media posts and emails, among other things. “Social data can be used to create or modify a special index on the subject of a particular person’s personality,” the patent abstract says.

This could be an indication that the company is from Bill Gates You want to improve your customer service or create your own personal assistant. However, the portal entrance, explains that “the effects of this type of imitation of digitized and hyper-specific personality are as diverse as they are disruptive.”

According to the tech news site, this could open up the possibility of creating software that sounds identical to deceased people and could usher in a new era for cyber fraud and identity theft.

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