Avatars Offer A Digital Afterlife To The Deceased
Eterni.me gathers information about a person to create a chatbot that emulates their personality after they have passed away.
Technology has brought solutions to a lot of problems – but when it comes to death, it seems that nature always wins. Rather than beat death, there are startups aiming to sidestep it by creating virtual avatars of the deceased, allowing them to live on in the digital world.
Last year came LivesOn, the program that lets you tweet after you die. Now a group from MIT's Entrepreneurship Development Program have created Eterni.me, a site which promises:
…a virtual YOU, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, and offer information and advice to your family and friends after you pass away.