A company called Hybri is creating virtual AI companions that live in augmented and virtual reality. But a feature that may prove to be controversial is letting users scan a photo of a real person to superimpose on the avatars.

But the creepiest feature of Hybri is its Photoscan, which allows you to add a real person’s face to the avatar. That means your unrequited love or celebrity crush could soon become your virtual partner — whether they want to or not.

It sounds like a cool idea to me, but it probably won’t pass the App Store review team.

Check It Out: ‘Hybri’ Can Create a Virtual Companion Based on Real People

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  1. palmac

    I’d like to have a Stephen Fry “Jeeves” virtual assistant, but only if the real Fry agrees, takes part in making it, and receives royalties.

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