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Talking with Holocaust survivors even after they die

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While filmed Holocaust survivors are currently only visible in the medium of 2D projections, filming from every angle of them allows programmers to create lifelike holograms of them. By asking them lots of questions a database can be created of answers.

When you ask a question, the algorithm looks through all of the database, 'Do I have an answer to that.' And then it'll bring back what it thinks is the closest answer to your question.

 AI can bring more of these survivors and their stories virtually back to life. The interactive nature of asking questions and instantaneously receiving first-person responses will dramatically  humanize our understanding of history. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/holocaust-stories-artificial-intelligence-60-minutes-2020-04-05/

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Marcella Lazarus @ 2020.04.22 1:48 PM
Passing this idea onto colleagues who partner with residents in nursing homes to record their life histories. Many who survived the Holocaust. Would also be useful to record stories of people who have survived other wars, massacres or genocide - all refugees. Maybe if these stories were more available on the internet, there would be less right-wing extremists denying these events happened. 

Lynn Wood @ 2020.04.22 3:53 PM
Good idea Marcella. Thanks for sharing this post. It's such a clever way to bring people back to life to share their stories. Other ways are possible as well.

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By Lynn Wood

11 April 2020

 
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