'Good Bot, Bad Bot': Episode IIIPlay
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Bots are everywhere. They're all over social media platforms, chatrooms, phone apps. These pieces of software — which are meant to imitate human behavior and language — influence our daily lives in sneaky, surprising ways.
In the third episode of Endless Thread's series "Good Bot, Bad Bot," co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson explore a growing field of artificial intelligence: immortalizing the dead through predictive AI text.
They talk with two individuals who used this tech in different ways, and discuss how these bots can help us improve our understanding of grief.