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We’re losing the last generation of Holocaust survivors. Can AI keep their stories alive?

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, who's featured in the project, prepares for filming.
Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, who's featured in the project, prepares for filming.

As of 2020, only 400,000 Holocaust survivors were still alive.

Archivists, historians, and family members are working to capture their stories before they’re gone.

The University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation is taking recording these survivor testimonies one step further.

With the help of AI, anyone can have an interactive conversation with a survivor online, even after their death. Users can ask questions and get an answer in real-time.

CBS News reports:

We talk with folks behind the project — and meet Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.