The amalgamation of the reality with the digital world is being tested through the Mixed Reality Apps and we can easily say, Welcome to the Future. The day is not far enough when Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will change the world. Now, you may be aware of artificial humans or robots being developed somewhere. To further get you excited, an app is in works that will create a digital friend for you with the help of mixed reality blended with artificial intelligence (AI).
Hybri – The first Digital Human AI Partner
Hybri, an app that is being developed, aims to give you your new digital ‘friend’. It all seems surreal until you get to know that it may have the face of someone who is no longer with you or passed away, which is spine chilling. This surely makes Hybri an app to check out.
The app makes use of AR in mobiles, which maybe iOS or Android operated and brings your digital friend live in reality. You can also make use of Headsets run by AR and VR that provide some additional benefits like gestures and voice control, surely giving you a worthy experience, thus justifying the Mixed Reality App name.
As soon as you download the app, you will be asked several questions. Based on your responses, it will allocate a “Hybrid Model” for you. The model will appear as software-enabled Artificial Intelligence with a cyberpunk-style core skeleton that can be changed and customized as per your needs. Once your digital ‘friend’ is ready, you will be able to talk to it, go on virtual dates and it may even follow your orders. It may surprise you in the aspect that, this digital ‘friend’ might just develop feelings for you.
How to give your digital ‘Friend’ the appearance of your choice?
Up till now, the mixed reality app may seem all flowery, doesn’t it? But it may be creepier. An essential feature of the Hybri is “Photoscan”. This feature will help you to use a picture from your gallery and use it as the face of your new digital ‘friend’. You may even use it to put a picture of the person who is no longer in your life. A video below will help you understand how this works.
Now all this may seem quite unreal, but it’s just amazing how technology can do anything and everything. Moving towards a technologically enabled world, you may come across many such surprises in the future too.
So are you intrigued by this Mixed Reality App? Are you going to make use of this App to bring back people who are no longer there? Or is it just too eerie? Tell us what you think in the comments.