This disturbing deepfake service just took 'creepy' to a whole new level

Woman in shadow talking to a virtual version of her dead husband on a screen
(Image credit: Deepbrain)

It's fair to say that AI technology crossed the creepy line a while back, with examples including this AI art-generated woman and these terrifying horror posters. But clearly, we're just getting started... because the latest AI trend is taking things to a whole new level of ghoulishness.

South Korean company DeepBrain AI is offering a service called Re;memory, showcased last week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas, that claims to help people cope with losing a loved one. It takes images, audio and video of the person, and after their death resurrects them virtually as a 'digital twin': one that you can chat to as if they were a real person. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.