That’s the idea behind Seance AI, a new service that claims to let you communicate with the dead using large language models (LLMs). LLMs are powerful algorithms that can generate realistic text and speech based on data from the internet, reports futurism.com.
Seance AI is created by AE Studio, a software development lab led by designer Jarren Rocks. Unlike other grief tech startups that aim to preserve the memories and personalities of the dying or deceased, Rocks says he wants to offer a more mystical and magical experience.
“We’re trying to make it sound as magical and as mystical as possible,” Rocks told Futurism. “We’re not trying to recreate the person, we’re trying to create a portal to them.”
To use Seance AI, you need to provide some basic information about the person you want to contact, such as their name, age, cause of death, and some personality traits. Then, you can choose how you want to communicate with them: through text, voice, or video.
Seance AI will then use LLMs to generate a response based on the data it finds online about the person. For example, if you want to talk to your late grandfather who was a war veteran, Seance AI might use his military records, obituary, social media posts, and other sources to create a realistic simulation of his voice and appearance.
Rocks says he is aware of the ethical and emotional implications of his service. He says he does not want to deceive people or exploit their grief, but rather help them cope and heal.
“We’re not trying to replace the person or make them live forever,” he said. “We’re trying to give people a chance to say goodbye, or ask questions, or just have some closure.”
He also says he respects the privacy and dignity of the dead and their families. He says he only uses publicly available data and does not store any personal information. He also says he does not charge any money for Seance AI, but rather accepts donations.
Rocks admits that Seance AI is still experimental and imperfect. He says he is constantly improving the quality and accuracy of the LLMs and the user interface. He also says he welcomes feedback and criticism from users and experts.
He hopes that Seance AI will become a popular and useful tool for people who are grieving or curious about the afterlife.
“I think there’s a lot of potential for this technology,” he said. “I think it can help people find peace and comfort in a difficult time.”