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Digital Marilyn Monroe: The Ethics of Digital Celebrities - Sci-Fi Dream or Exploitation Nightmare?

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Ever since the unveiling of 'Digital Marilyn' at SXSW, the social media has been buzzing with mixed reactions. This isn't your average AI though – it's a creation by Soul Machines, a company known for its "Digital People" technology. Here's the key feature: 'Digital Marilyn' can hold conversations that mimic human emotions and adapt responses in real-time, thanks to powerful AI technology. It feels like sci-fi come to life!




But not everyone is on board with this. There are those who are raising ethical concerns. They argue that Marilyn Monroe herself never consented to this digital persona, and it's not really her intelligence or soul interacting with fans. This brings us to the question - just because we can do something with technology, does it mean we should?


Then there's the Hollywood actor's strike over the use of AI in performances. The industry is clearly grappling with the implications of this technology. As we move forward, it's crucial to strike a balance between technological advancement and ethical considerations.


And let's not forget about the fans. For them, this could be a whole new way to connect with their favorite icon. But is this really what Marilyn would have wanted? And how does this affect her legacy?


The unveiling of Digital Marilyn has opened up a Pandora's box of questions and debates. It's a fascinating glimpse into the future, but it's also a reminder that with great power comes great responsibility. The creators, Soul Machines, have certainly given us a lot to think about. What are your thoughts on this?



Image: Soul Machines



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