The Rise of AI Ghosts

While bringing back departed loved ones as avatars may offer solace, it also harbors risk of confusion, stress, depression, and even psychosis. With advancements in AI, chatbots like ChatGPT can simulate human-like conservations, while deep fake technology enables the creation of interactive virtual representations using digital content.

Although these innovations were once confined to science fiction, they are now tangible realities. While digital ghosts may facilitate reconnection and unresolved conversations, their uncanny resemblance could foster emotional dependency, hindering the grieving process.

But I’m also more than a little concerned about the potential effects of this technology on the mental health of those using it, especially those who are grieving.

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