The AI Episode Of ‘Black Mirror’ Is Closer To Reality Thanks To Russian Coders

Channel 4 Will it ever be a good thing to bring deceased loved ones back to life with AI? In “Be Right Back,” an episode of the British futurist drama “Black Mirror,” a woman named Martha loses her fiancée, Ash, in a car accident. The young couple had each been active social media users, and, in the world of the episode, that digital footprint enables Martha to recreate her dead loved one. After starting small, holding text conversations with the artificial-intelligence version of Ash, she moves on to phone calls and, soon, a life-sized android.  The episode aired just three years ago, but a Russian woman named Eugenia Kuyda has debuted a strangely similar project ― without the androids ― detailed in a bittersweet feature published this week by The Verge.  Kuyda’s close friend Roman…


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