Doug Emhoff spoke to a Holocaust survivor - and his AI 'twin'


Jacob Gurvis

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff (second from left) speaks to an interactive artificial intelligence video of Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter.

LOS ANGELES (JTA) - When Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff sat down for a Zoom conversation with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter on Wednesday, he opened by saying, "I feel like I already know you!"

Though the two had never met, Emhoff did, to an extent, know Gutter.

Just moments before the video call, Emhoff had engaged with Gutter's interactive biography, asking him questions about his experience in concentration camps and even listening to Gutter sing "Shir Hama'alot," the song that begins the blessing after meals.

Emhoff was at the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation, wh...

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