If you like science, you have probably followed Albert Einstein’s work on the theory of relativity and worked with his famous relativity formula E = MC.two. So what if I told you that you can now chat with one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known? Well, with today’s artificial intelligence (AI) and Deepfake technology, almost anything is possible. So why not a digital Albert Einstein?
The Digital Einstein Experience
Developed by a startup called Aflorithmic in association with the digital human company UneeQ, the “Einstein Digital Experience” is essentially an AI-powered chatbot that is based on the legendary scientist. The Digital Einstein can chat with you in real time, and you can interact with it using your voice, text messages, or pre-set chat options for an informed conversation.
So if you are eager to learn about Einstein’s life, his views on the issues, or his work in physics, you can turn to the Einstein digital experience website to have a real-time chat with the genius himself.
How does it work?
Aflorithmic shared the experience of creating the digital version of Einstein in a official blog post. So, getting into the technicalities, the startup used UneeQ’s “First-rate character rendering for a realistic appearance and an advanced computational knowledge engine like a brain to bring Einstein back to life.”
The team was facing a major challenge when it comes to voice of the chatbot. There are historical recordings of Einstein speaking at conferences and lectures. However, according to one of the creators, these recordings are of low quality and the number of recordings is also very limited.
However, when analyzing the existing recordings, the team noted three key points about Einstein’s voice:
- He had a very strong German accent.
- His tone was quite high
- He spoke slowly, wisely and sounded friendly.
So based on these findings and the scientist’s character traits, the team created a voice for the chatbot that sounds like Einstein. The result? A friendly voice with a heavy German accent and a touch of dry humor.
Following this fix, the Aflorithmic team had to deal with another issue related to chatbot response time. Initially, the digital Einstein had a response time of around 12 seconds. However, the team worked for two weeks to reduce the response time to 3 seconds. That’s a 400% improvement in response time, which was achieved in just 14 days.
I tried the Einstein Digital Experience myself and found it quite fun. You can see the result below.
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