Woman Speaks at Her Own Funeral Thanks to AI
bridge the gap: to make a closer connection between two separate things
Marina Smith, an 87-year-old woman from the UK, found a way to speak at her own funeral. Her son Stephen is the founder of an AI company called StoryFile. StoryFile captured Marina’s essence using 20 cameras. They recorded her answering around 250 questions before she died.
With the help of advanced software, Marina’s virtual self made a surprise appearance at her own funeral. The experience astounded the attendees. It felt like a genuine reunion. Mourners were even able to ask her digital hologram questions.
Speaking at the funeral, AI Marina talked about being grateful for all the wonderful people she had met and how proud she was of her family. She said, “My work here is completed.”
Although some find it unsettling, StoryFile is just one of several AI companies seeking to bridge the gap between life and death.
1. Sharing family recipes helped bridge the gap between the old traditions and the younger generation.
2. The neighborhood park became a place to bridge the gap, bringing together people from all walks of life.
3. Listening to each other’s favorite music was their way to bridge the gap between their different cultural backgrounds.