Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. We cherish their memories and hold onto the photographs and mementos that remind us of them. But what if there were a way to feel like we were still able to interact with our loved ones even after they have passed away?
This is where artificial intelligence (AI) comes in. Using deep learning algorithms and long video interviews, it is possible to create a digital copy of a person that is indistinguishable from their physical presence in terms of appearance and voice, we have already seen companies like Re;memory, begin creating this technology.
This technology has the potential to bring comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one, it also raises important ethical questions. How will this technology be regulated to ensure it’s not misused? Is this a healthy way to cope? Could this technology be used to create digital copies of people without their consent?