Program Keeps Tweeting After Users Have Died
This artificial intelligence experiment acts as aTwitter ghost, continuing your online legacy.
Communicating with the dead is not an unusual or new idea. There are séances and ouija boards, mediums and prayers whispered at graves, there is the hope of communication. LivesOn, an experimental program by a London-based digital agency, aims to make that hope more real, by continuing to tweet on behalf of the deceased.
Using artificial intelligence, the program will learn from your twitter feed to pick up on your syntax and likes, so that it can then tweet and retweet as you might. While your body may die, your digital persona lives on. It’s tagline is incredibly frank: