Posthumous Conversations with AI
When computers apply the ability to imitate speech nuances, patterns, and behaviours by learning from a continuous stream of recorded text messages, emails, audio and video media of a person to simulate the person himself, where is the line between a person, and his digital double?
Would corporations own this data, and charge us to speak with someone who we have lost? What might be the economic models they use to let us access those we love? Would policy be enough to regulate this and protect the mental health of the living, and the sanctity of the dead? What ethical principles must the wizards who produce these interactions stick to?
Aug 2020