Durham University/Sunderland Software City

1:00 pm
In our digital era, the line between life and death blurs as our online existence persists after we're gone. Researchers Gavin Vaughan and Dr. Georgina Robinson explore this uncharted intersection of death and technology, delving into the implications of our digital legacies. From virtual memorials to AI-powered avatars preserving a loved one's essence, new possibilities emerge alongside ethical and legal complexities. They examine how our data outlives us, the potential of technologies like AI to reshape grief and commemoration, and the profound questions raised by our digital afterlives, challenging perceptions of mortality in a world where death and technology fascinatingly collide.