Diffusion Science radio: The Talking Dead

The Talking Dead

A deep dive into the Digital Afterlife Industry - companies offering to let you have a conversation with dead people who speak back, and offering you a chance to live on as a digital avatar.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

8-bit zombie reaching out of a laptop screen to type on the keyboard

zombie reaching out of a laptop screen to type on the keyboard

This AI lets you talk with your loved ones after they die
A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality
Gain Digital Immortality with New Legacy Platform from HereAfter AI; Preserve Memories and Never Lose the Voices of the People You Love
People Are Going Full ‘Black Mirror’ to Bring Back the Dead
William Shatner's StoryFile
The Jessica Simulation:
Love and loss in the age of A.I.

The December Project: Simulate The Dead
Microsoft Goes Full ‘Black Mirror’ with New Patent to Turn Deceased People into AI Chatbots
Swedish Funeral Agency plants to use AI to let grieving people chat with dead loved ones
how an episode of 'black mirror' became a creepy reality
Microsoft, Dustin Abramson, Joseph Johnson, Jr.. (December 1 2020). "Creating a Conversational Chatbot of a Specific Person (Patent US10853717B2)". Fabric of Digital Life.
Could we really live forever as a chatbot or a hologram?
Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever
An Ethical Framework for the Digital Afterlife Industry
This VR Company Wants to Give You the Chance to 'Live Forever' in the Metaverse

November 7, 2022

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