Technology That Lets Us “Speak” to Our Dead Relatives Has Arrived. Are We Ready?

October 18, 2022

(MIT Technology Review) – Then he laughed—and for a moment I forgot I wasn’t really speaking to my parents at all, but to their digital replicas. This Mum and Dad live inside an app on my phone, as voice assistants constructed by the California-based company HereAfter AI and powered by more than four hours of conversations they each had with an interviewer about their lives and memories. (For the record, Mum isn’t that untidy.) The company’s goal is to let the living communicate with the dead. I wanted to test out what it might be like. (Read More)