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‘Grief tech’ avatars are meant to take the sting out of death

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‘Grief tech’ avatars are meant to take the sting out of death

  • Explain what is meant by ‘mirror neurons’

  • According to some psychologists, the functions of mirror neurons include empathy, theory of mind and perspective taking. Explain what these terms mean and why they are important in social cognition

  • Neuroscientist Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan points out that AI avatars do not have mirror neurons. To what extent do you think AI can provide comfort to grieving individuals? Refer to the views expressed in the article

  • What are some of the key ethical issues to consider before we roll out the use of AI more widely in this way?

Danny Galbraith, St. Bartholomew’s School