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James Vlahos

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Author of “TALK TO ME: Inside Silicon Valley's Quest for Conversation;” Writer for New York Times Magazine, Wired, Popular Science, GQ.

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We talk to robots like Siri and Alexa. But why can’t we use artificial intelligence to talk to real people, especially those who died?

Dadbot: Keeping dad alive through artificial intelligence

We talk to robots like Siri and Alexa. But why can’t we use artificial intelligence to talk to real people, especially those who died?

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More and more people are telling their pets, "Get happy or face euthanasia." Now there's Reconcile , a canine version of Prozac that tastes like beef.

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