Generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard have written everything from movie scripts to Drake songs. Now you can add obituaries to the list.
We’re dead serious.
A new artificial intelligence powered service from obtituare.com promises to “create, share, and print a free obituary of your loved one”.
The AI tool even has a name: Grace.
How it works
All you need to do is fill out an online questionnaire, including details of deceased life and photos, and Grace will generate a personalized keepsake in seconds. You can even choose the tone of your obituary, with options like solemn, humorous, and epic.
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Why would someone have a robot write an obituary instead of doing it themselves?
“Writing an obituary is one of the most heartbreaking parts of planning a funeral,” explains Steven Arevalo, founder of Obituare.com. “This new AI feature is an important tool that can help make the process less stressful and ensure that those we’ve lost are honored in a dignified, honorable way.”
While working with Grace to create an obituary may seem impersonal, the company says it should be viewed as a cost-effective virtual grief assistant, helping mourners save time and improve the quality of their writing.
We asked Grace to write an epic obituary for a made-up person named Paul Tall. This is what she said.
It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Paul Tall. Born on January 1, 1950, Paul was a man of remarkable strength, wisdom, and kindness. He lived a long, full life and touched the hearts of everyone he met.
Paul Tall was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He dedicated his life to his family and his job, always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a pillar of strength to all who knew him, providing guidance and support through good times and bad.
Throughout his life, Paul has achieved many incredible things. He was a successful businessman, a passionate advocate for social justice and a dedicated Bacci player. He loved to travel and explore new places, always eager to learn more about the world around him.
Joyful memories of Paul will be cherished by his friends and family.
Paul’s legacy will live on through the many lives he touched and the positive impact he had on the world. He will always be remembered as a kind, generous and loving man who lived life to the fullest.
Rest in peace, Paul Tall, and thank you for everything.
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