His group of neuroscientists, robot builders and consciousness researchers say they can create an android that is capable of uploading someone’s personality.
They believe that robots can store a person's thoughts and feelings because brains function in the same way as a computer.
It would work by uploading a digital version of a human brain to an android – effectively rebooting a person’s mind – which would take the form of a robotic copy of a human body or, once technology has developed, a hologram with a full human personality.
“Different scientists call it uploading or they call it mind transfer. I prefer to call it personality transfer,” Itskov, 35, recently said, according to the Telegraph.