Silicon Valley codes a new grieving process
The Future. Several AI companies are marketing services that hope to make grieving a thing of the past. These AI-powered recreations of loved ones may have the power to provide a psychological cushion for those spiraling from loss, but they could also become a crutch for people looking simply for comfort, not closure.
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Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard… so some AI firms are trying to ease the pain, per Vox.
Grief counselors warn that the rise of grief tech could make people reliant on these tools to cope or, worse, avoid the natural human process of grieving altogether. Could the ambition to optimize grief simply postpone the process, prolonging our psychological need for closure?
Whether or not that’s a good thing may be a deeper question about the role death plays in society.