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Startup out of MIT promises digital afterlife — just hand over your data

v3rgEz (125380) writes | about 3 months ago

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v3rgEz (125380) writes "A new startup out of MIT offers early adopters a chance at the afterlife, of sorts: It promises to build an AI representation of the dearly departed based on chat logs, email, Facebook, and other digital exhaust generated over the years. “Eterni.me generates a virtual YOU, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, and offer information and advice to your family and friends after you pass away,” the team promises. But can a chat bot plus big data really produce anything beyond a creepy, awkward facsimile?"

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Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46112659)

But can a chat bot plus big data really produce anything beyond a creepy, awkward facsimile?

If you're the sort of person who's actually willing to pay for such a service and give them all your data like that, you probably seem like a creepy, awkward facsimile to others anyway.

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