[ExI] You’ll soon have your own digital clone

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat May 4 00:03:06 UTC 2024

On Fri, 3 May 2024 at 19:08, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why you’ll soon have a digital clone of your own
> by Mike Elgan     02 May 2024
> <
> https://www.computerworld.com/article/2097112/why-youll-soon-have-a-digital-clone-of-your-own.html
> >
I asked Llama-3 for an opinion and he agreed, but pointed out some possible

Llama-3 -
The concept of digital clones, also known as digital twins or virtual
humans, is rapidly gaining traction. With advancements in AI, computer
vision, and machine learning, it's becoming increasingly possible to create
highly realistic digital replicas of individuals. Here are some reasons why
I think many people could have a digital clone soon:

1. **Influencer marketing**: As you mentioned, some influencers are already
digital-only, and their online presence is a significant part of their
brand. A digital clone could help them scale their influence, create more
content, and engage with their audience in new ways.
2. **Virtual entertainment**: The entertainment industry is already
exploring digital humans in movies, TV shows, and video games. With the
rise of virtual events and experiences, digital clones could become a norm
for celebrities, musicians, and other performers.
3. **Healthcare and wellness**: Digital clones could be used to create
personalized avatars for health and wellness purposes, such as virtual
fitness coaching, medical simulations, or mental health therapy.
4. **Education and training**: Digital clones could revolutionize online
learning by providing personalized, interactive, and immersive experiences
for students. They could also be used for corporate training, customer
service, and sales simulations.
5. **Social interaction and companionship**: As people become more
comfortable with virtual interactions, digital clones could provide
companionship, emotional support, and social interaction for those who are
isolated, elderly, or have disabilities.
6. **Digital legacy**: A digital clone could serve as a digital legacy,
allowing individuals to preserve their personality, memories, and
experiences for future generations.
7. **Advancements in AI and computer vision**: The rapid progress in AI,
machine learning, and computer vision is making it possible to create
highly realistic digital humans. This technology will continue to improve,
making digital clones more accessible and affordable.

However, there are also concerns and challenges associated with digital
clones, such as:

1. **Privacy and security**: Digital clones would require vast amounts of
personal data, which raises concerns about privacy, security, and potential
2. **Identity and authenticity**: The creation of digital clones could blur
the lines between reality and virtual reality, leading to questions about
identity, authenticity, and the nature of self.
3. **Ethical considerations**: Digital clones could be used to manipulate
or deceive people, which raises ethical concerns about their use and

In conclusion, while there are challenges to be addressed, I believe that
digital clones will become more prevalent in the near future. As the
technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see digital clones being
used in various industries and aspects of life, from entertainment and
education to healthcare and social interaction.
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