Microsoft Files Patent for 3D AI Chatbotby Alessia Martine office.com/setup
Humanity has heard about chatbots. But, 3D chatbots will be a new concept. Tech-giant Microsoft has come up with the idea of a 3D chatbot that can create a new revolution. Recently, Microsoft has filed a patent related to the 3D chatbot concept with the US Patent and Trademarks Office. This futuristic chatbot will be highly functional due to the process of creating an AI-based technology incorporated into it. This technology extracts a real-life person’s features using their social data, including pictures, posts, and voice. It is quite interesting to see and read such heavy terms in one place. Hence, it is essential to get a deeper understanding because, in this instant, curiosity won’t kill the cat. Let’s explore this arena more closely.
Microsoft filed a patent in December 2020 for a 3D chatbot. The patent describes and determines the likeliness of AI to embed an individual’s personality. It is possible to integrate the individual’s data by scrapping social media posts, emails, texts, letters, etc. Hence, as of now, it focuses more on the written data that works upon some set of characters. Once the data has arrived, a conglomeration of machine-learning algorithms will assess the pattern using rich Natural Language Processing libraries and creating bulky datasets to assign a character to the individual. After the character allocation is over, it will respond according to the traits embedded and added to it whenever the user interacts with the chatbot. Hence, there will be a presence of style and tone in the voice of the chatbot. There can also be specifically targeted dialogue delivery, thus ensuring to get more into realms of reality.
More on Patent
One can access information related to the patent from the website of the US Patent and Trademarks Office. The patent consists of the flow-charts and basic functionality diagrams to express the working of the chatbot. It displays that the devices of the users or clients get connected to a network through pre-established communication protocols. These devices came into use when the user stores the data from these devices to the servers using the communication channels. Next, the input processing unit carries a user-interface application, data storing unit, index engine, and a chatbot engine to express or generate the response related to the interaction. The server starts receiving the request from the associated user for particular data. Then, it creates a social personality index of the user after reading the patterns and stores the same as a trained dataset. It then tutors the chatbot to understand the user’s personality, using which the chatbot engine sends a reply.
Life After Death
Some may start speculating that this technology by Microsoft can empower some of the old-school mythologies that believe in life after death. Some may feel that they have got the Resurrection Stone that Harry Potter had used in the second part of Deathly Hallows to call his beloved ones who were dead. It is because there are traces of the data available in the social posts of any individual who are no more present in the world. The AI chatbot can tap these data to regenerate those individuals’ voices with the possibility that it allows someone to live on after death.
Recreate Fictional Characters
The same can go with fictional characters. That means the user can actually converse with Jarvis, Ironman, or anyone of the user’s likings. There is written data available on various platforms. Also, it may happen that when Microsoft upgrades the AI-capability to extract data from videos and read the dialogues, the dataset can assign the characteristics in a different manner. So, one can recreate the exact voice style of an individual with the 3D chatbots in the future.
One of the biggest concerns that need to arise with that is whether there is a user’s consent to access the social data. Microsoft has not come out with a clear cut answer in the patent. It may hamper the user’s privacy and work as an intruder into the user’s realm of affairs anytime. Microsoft should come at the front to eliminate the dark clouds hovering with this problem. Also, the concerns of giving life after death may raise many eyes towards this issue.
What Microsoft is going to deliver is entirely a phenomenal innovation. Many medical technology stakeholders can come front to harness this 3D AI chatbot technology to tackle mental illness, especially to those who feel emptiness and loneliness. It can also raise the happiness quotient for many who welcome every new technology. This technology can reach its zenith when this 3D chatbot gets more realistic facets by incorporating data from videos and expressing the same using VR and AR. But, because it is currently at the patent phase, one cannot estimate the timeline when this technology can make space into the real-world with some products embedding it.
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