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Microsoft can speak to the dead

When I first read the article about how Microsoft has a device that will let you speak to your deceased grandma, I thought they had a new ITC device. I was curious about this and how they accomplished it. However, as I read on it turns out the device is an AI representation of your grandma, not an ITC device.

But that just got me thinking how we could use AI to help in the search for life after death. An AI program can find countless correlations and group by categories all in a blink of an eye...or two. We could use AI to help us study hours of paranormal video evidence. There are already machine learning algorithms that can detect human motion in video, most of the good ones filter out pets to reduce the number of false alarms. However, as a paranormal investigator, we want to review anything that could be suspicious. The algorithm could look for shadow movement, light anomalies and of course people walking by…and cats. Spirits can manipulate many things and we want a system that can detect any deviation from the normal. The camera is usually static so getting the baseline would be easy. Any shadow play or movement would trigger a flag on the recording for later review. Another use of AI would be in EVP. It is possible to train an AI to hear, identify and classify human speech. This could be used to help investigators find EVPs in the noise. Like the strides made in Far-Field-Voice, a whisper can be heard and understood in a noisy room. Or let’s get really crazy and use AI to understand the EMF around us and possibly detect an anomaly. This would take an extraordinary device. One to capture the data, store it and upload it to the cloud. Paranormal investigators spend all night capturing hours of ghost hunting evidence that must be looked over. Using AI to help would be a welcomed blessing.

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