Have you heard of the AI (artificial intelligence) takeover?
In recent years, whispers of AI - and its immeasurable potential - have been steadily becoming louder. As of 2023, AI has seemingly taken over the Internet and indeed the whole world. It's generally considered be a good technological innovation; AI can reduce workloads, promote efficiency in business, and perform tasks with lightning speed, often for little to no investment, or even error. It can be used for fun, too, just check out all the new apps that have come out this year utilizing it. However, there are some downsides to the takeover of AI.
As a eulogy writer, one of the most glaring downsides is this: the lack of real human connection. In a time of mourning, over the loss of someone you deeply loved, the human touch is still desperately needed. AI is not sentient in this way (not yet, anyway), and a robot can't really understand what you are feeling.
I do appreciate how accessible AI is, to everyone. It's no secret that AI can literally write a one-of-a-kind speech for you, using just a few prompts. That includes a eulogy. There's no denying that this can be a wonderful thing for so many people, and if you are one of them, more power to you! I believe that every loved one deserves a quality eulogy, and I love to see it happen, even if it's with help from AI. As I continue to learn more about this application and the many positive ways it can be utilized, also know that I am still here for you with any questions you may have concerning your speech.
Keeping that in mind, I do want to assure you that Eulogies by Aubrey has never, and will never, use AI in this way. Every single eulogy order I receive is responded to and written by my own hand, using the beautiful thoughts you provide through my online eulogy order form (found here). And every single email or message you send to me, is thoughtfully responded by myself as quickly as possible. I may never be as quick or expedient as a robot, but I promise you, my heart is real : )
Do you have any further thoughts regarding AI? In what ways has it changed or improved the way you live, work, and play? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.
As Pride Month comes to an end, know that my support for you does not.
Let's make something crystal clear: Eulogies by Aubrey is inclusive to families of all beliefs and walks of life. This includes the LGBTQ+ community.
It is never my job to judge people, or their loved ones, especially during times of grief. It my job to love others, and to serve those who place their trust in me and my business with the utmost dignity and respect. If you are LGBTQ+, including non-binary or transgender, or if the loved one whom you are grieving was, you are safe to be honest and open here. I promise.
Considering this, I have updated the questionnaire on my Order Page to reflect the need for pronouns, as opposed to requesting gender (which I did in order to get a loved one's pronouns right anyway, while writing). Please feel free to comment below with any other ideas you have for improving my site to make it more welcoming for all.
Love, Aubrey 🏳️🌈
"If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities...the expression of love...then life itself loses its meaning."