AI ethicists warn of ‘digital hauntings’ from dead loved ones

AI ethicists warn of ‘digital hauntings’ from dead loved ones

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MaNana isn’t real, but similar companies already exist outside of design fiction. Tomasz Hollanek SHARE The internet is filled with personal artifacts, much of which can linger online long after someone dies. But what if those relics are used to simulate dead loved ones? It’s already happening , and AI ethicists warn this reality is opening ourselves up to a new kind of “digital haunting” by “deadbots.” People have attempted to converse with deceased loved ones through religious rites, spiritual mediums, and even pseudoscientific technological approaches for millennia. But the ongoing interest in generative artificial intelligence presents an entirely new possibility for grieving friends and family—the potential to interact with chatbot avatars trained on a deceased individual’s online presence and data, including voice and visual likeness. While still advertised […]

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