EventsWhen Your Grandpa Is a Bot: AI, Death, and Digital Dopplegangers

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When Your Grandpa Is a Bot: AI, Death, and Digital Dopplegangers

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Moore Branch


After his father passed away, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad brought him back—digitally. To give his young children the experience of knowing their grandfather, he created an artificial intelligence (AI) simulation he called “Grandpa Bot” that could act like his father. As his kids grow up interacting with Grandpa Bot, Ahmad has had to confront firsthand the increasingly blurred lines between what is human and what is code.

In this talk, Ahmad uses his experience to explore how artificial intelligence will transform our society, culture, and relationships. How might AI change what it means to be human? What does it mean to remember a loved one? What is personal identity? Join him for a talk about how technology is shaking up the foundational questions of life.

This program is sponsored by Humanities WA

Suitable for:
Grades 9-12
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