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Does artificial intelligence deliver immortality?

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Does artificial intelligence deliver immortality?

11 Juni 2024

Michael Bommer likely only has a few weeks left to live. A couple years ago, he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. Then, an opportunity arose to build an interactive artificial intelligence version of himself through a friend's company, Eternos.Life, so his wife, Anett, can interact with him after he dies. More and more people are turning to artificial intelligence to create digital memorials of themselves. Meanwhile Katarzyna Nowaczyk-Basińska, a research associate at the University of Cambridge, has been studying the field of "digital death" for nearly a decade, and says using artificial intelligence after death is one big "techno-cultural experiment" because we don't yet know how people will respond to it. Artificial intelligence has opened the door for us to "live on" after we die. Just because we can, should we? For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at Email us at Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy


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