In the next 30 years, tech company Humai hopes to find a way to allow artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to resurrect the dead. And they are working to achieve just that.
According to their website, “We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out. This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human.”
Their goal is to fuse cryonic technology with nanotechnology to create an artificial body controlled by a brain, and they hope that they will be able to use their system in order to replicate a person’s personality.
To make it possible, the company has to collect massive amounts of data on members (prior to their death, obviously) through apps that Humai is currently developing. After death, the brain will be frozen using cryonic technology. Humai intends to implant the brain into the artificial body, where its functions will be controlled by measured brain waves.
Currently, Humai has a team of researchers focusing on bionics and sensors, another on AI and nanotech, and an ambassador seeking to form a team of educators who can inform the public about the company’s vision.
Ultimately, Humai believes that they will be able to resurrect the first human within the next 30 years. Currently, they are working on an AI application called “Soul,” which is designed to collect years of data and learn behavioral, speaking, and expressive patterns so that it can recreate a deceased person’s voice and personality, which they hope to see before 2017.
“I don’t think tombstones, photos, videos, or even our own memories are the best ways to remember someone who has passed. Instead, I think an artificially intelligent version of your loved one, whom you can interact with via text and voice, is more desirable. Rather than visiting a grave, you’ll use software to interact with your loved one,” says Josh Bocanegra, founder of Humai.