September 29, 2023

Simply while you thought AI photograph apps could not get any creepier, alongside comes one which lets us discuss with individuals in pictures. The Japanese firm EmbodyMe’s Xpression Chat makes use of ChatGPT and a library of fifty voices to permit ‘conversations’ with images of anybody – actually anybody: celebrities, strangers, misplaced family members… even pets.

The corporate thinks this has potential enterprise makes use of, for instance, to offer faces to digital gross sales reps (as if talking to a chatbot with a face can be any much less irritating). However who’s it fooling? Individuals are primarily going to make use of it to speak with their superstar crushes as humanity spirals in the direction of an ever-bleaker state of affairs of tech-induced social isolation and disconnect from the actual world. However hey, think about the stilted conversations you may have with an RP-speaking Kanye West (see our choose of the most effective AI artwork turbines for extra generative AI instruments).