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This is very noble on behalf of the son. Hopefully someone also told the father of Jesus, who is only way to eternal life.

WIRED’s August cover story is the personal account of writer James Vlahos’ quest to give his dying father eternal life by creating a chatbot of him, per a release:

  • “Vlahos has long been interested in conversational computing. Even as an 11-year-old, he was fascinated with an early chatbot prototype that ran on a Commodore PET computer at his local library. He’s also currently at work on a book about conversational computing.’
  • “[W]hen Vlahos’ father received a cancer diagnosis in April 2016, the idea of creating a chatbot of his father popped into his mind almost immediately.”
  • He writes: “I dream of creating a Dadbot — a chatbot that emulates not a children’s toy but the very real man who is my father. And I have already begun gathering the raw materials: those 91,970 words [in a binder] that are destined for my bookshelf.”
  • “The story follows Vlahos through the last few months of his now-deceased father’s life, while [the writer] learns how to code for the decision-tree responses of a chatbot and navigates the moral and emotional responses of his mother, siblings, wife and sons, as he creates Dadbot.”
  • Story … Video

Source: Axios AM – Axios

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