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01:50 — Deadbots are essentially AI-powered chatbots designed to mimic loved ones who have passed away. At the re:MARS conference, Amazon showcased an intriguing new feature for its AI-powered voice assistant Alexa: the ability to mimic real voices.
02:30 — The demonstration by Amazon involved a child asking Alexa for a story told in the voice of their grandmother who had passed.
02:54 — Amazon was able to replicate real-world voices by mixing short audio clips and AI to capture human-like empathy.
03:36 — Though this technology is an incredible achievement, could potentially cause psychological harm or distort the memories of real people.
04:18 — AI-powered voice capabilities have come a long way from the days of basic voice commands and robotic responses.
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