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

  • Explain what is meant by ‘mirror neurons’

  • According to some psychologists, 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 feel that AI can provide comfort to grieving individuals? Refer to the views expressed in the article

  • What are some of the key ethical issues that need to be considered before we roll out using AI in this way more widely?

Danny Galbraith, St Bartholomew’s School

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