AI has been in the news a lot in 2023 and now AI startup Eternity.ac is providing a service where folks can use it to create digital clones of themselves. From self driving vehicles to search engines and personal assistants, to just about every kind of niche pitch for business optimizations, and even PC cooling, there seems to be no limit in the was folks are seeking to apply AI functionality into our lives these days. Given all this, why not take it a step further and use it to make a copy of yourself? Well, now you can using Eternity.ac and live forever by creating a digital clone.
AI startup Eternity.ac founder Alex Shastakovich is available for a chat, as a an example of the service, in digital avatar form, for those who have questions about the three-step process to making a virtual clone of themselves. Those curious are allowed 5 questions in a 30-minute session. The first part of the ditial clone creation process involves users expressing themselves through speech by recording their thoughts via answering a minimum of 25 questions to help train the AI in creating your avatar. Next they upload a series of selfies to generate the avatar’s image. Once finished, users can then download the avatar to a USB drive. Users can create a basic clone for free or pay $20 for one with unlimited tuning and speech options. Those who don’t have a flash drive handy can also order an encrypted USB drive with their clone on it.
Press release (via TechPowerUp):
Science fiction is coming to life with eternity.ac, a new startup offering personal digital cloning where anyone can challenge the boundaries of physical limitations with an affordable artificial intelligence that looks, talks, and converses just like you. The new venture empowers individuals to preserve their unique appearance, thoughts, experiences, and memories with a simple 3-step clone creation process.
The innovation opens up a new spectrum of meaningful AI uses, such as allowing future generations to interact with loved ones, enabling fans and followers to engage with their favorite public figures, and helping people understand the viewpoints and experiences of others. Once created, people can interact with the clone via written chat or through vocal conversations.
“With so much uncertainty in the world, we believe it’s important for us, as people, to start collecting information about ourselves as soon as possible,” said eternity.ac founder Alex Shastakovich. “Only then can we ensure that when the time comes, we don’t vanish, but instead leave our lasting presence behind. From grandparents to creatives, everyone has something to share with future generations, and we make it possible to do so forever.”
Creating a digital clone on eternity.ac is a three-step process:
- Record your thoughts: users begin by speaking and recording their answers to 25 or more questions in one of 6 supported languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian) to share their thoughts, experiences, and memories.
- Construct a lifelike 3D avatar: users then upload selfies from a few different recommended angles to create a lifelike 3D rendering of themselves.
- Download your clone: the personal clone is then saved to the cloud and can be shared with others using a link. Users can also download their clone to a safe location or purchase an encrypted USB flash drive with their clone, ensuring the clone will live on forever.
Basic clones are free to make, and unlimited tuning and talking is available with the $20 “Plus” plan.
User registration is now open. Those who are interested in exploring digital immortality are invited to make their clone on eternity.ac.