Today we travel to a future where we all have digital replicas of ourselves to deploy at faculty meetings, doctors appointments, and even dates.
- Lars Buttler — CEO of the AI Foundation
- Damien Patrick Williams — PhD candidate at Virginia Tech
- Dr. Koen Bruynseels — researcher at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands
- Christel De Maeyer — researcher based in Belgium
- Dr. Robin Zebrowski — professor of cognitive science at Beloit college
- Dr. Duncan Irschick — professor of biology at UMass Amherst and director of the Digital Life initiative
- What is a digital twin?
- Origins of the Digital Twin Concept
- Digital twins
- Digital Clone: You Won’t Be Able to Live Without One
- The AI of AI Foundation’s CEO, Lars Buttler
- My Glitchy, Glorious Day at a Conference for Virtual Beings
- Could They Be Any More Famous?
- The Artificially Intelligent You: How Your Digital Self Will Do More
- Ghostbot (Flash Forward episode)
- I attended a virtual conference with an AI version of Deepak Chopra. It was bizarre and transfixing
- Rude Bot Rises (Flash Forward episode)
- How to Develop a Chatbot From Scratch – Chatbot Development Cost
- More Work For Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave by Ruth Schwartz Cowan
- Let’s Be Clear Which Digital Twin We Are Talking About
- How to tell the difference between a model and a digital twin
- Digital twins to personalize medicine
- On the Integration of Agents and Digital Twins in Healthcare
- Digital Twins in Health Care: Ethical Implications of an Emerging Engineering Paradigm
- Are Digital Twins Becoming Our Personal (Predictive) Advisors?
- We are plastic: Human variability and the myth of the standard body
- AI Can Outperform Doctors. So Why Don’t Patients Trust It?
- Wearable Technologies in Collegiate Sports: The Ethics of Collecting Biometric Data from Student-Athletes
- Apple lets users track menstrual cycles on Health app, Watch with software update
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths
- “On Exactitude in Science” by Jorge Luis Borges
- Digital Life 3D models of animals
- Nemesis, the hammerhead shark
- Bakari, the rhino
- A validated single-cell-based strategy to identify diagnostic and therapeutic targets in complex diseases
- The most powerful frog ever
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