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Reanimating the deceased with AI and synthetic media 🎬

Thijs Pepping
October 20, 2020

‘Human Digital Remains’ and ‘Post-mortem authenticity’ are two new descriptions I encountered while creating this video: In which ways are synthetic media and AI being used to bring our deceased back to life? And what does the future hold?

It may be uncomfortable, but nevertheless important to have a discussion about these developments. I put a few interesting cases in this video for you. Hope it gets you thinking!

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Reanimating the deceased with AI and synthetic media
Thanks for watching! Sources Deepfakes made with: https://github.com/AliaksandrSiarohin/first-order-model Spinning background by “Amitai Angor AA VFX”: https… youtu.be

About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society. He specialized in Humanistic Counselling and Education at the University of Humanistics in Utrecht and worked for five years with autistic chi

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