Our Mission

We believe that you should
never have to lose the life story, voice, and legacy of someone you love.

We believe that all people should be able to record their memories and interactively share their knowledge, wisdom, and life experiences.

​We believe that conversational AI gives us a powerful new way to share oral history and to tell the stories that define who we are.

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The Founders

 HereAfter AI cofounder and CEO James Vlahos

When HereAfter CEO James Vlahos learned that his father had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he created the Dadbot, a conversational avatar to share his life story and unique personality.

Recognizing that losing a loved one and the wanting to pass along a legacy are universal, Vlahos launched HereAfter AI to give everyone the ability to immortalize their stories.

HereAfter CTO Kevin Bowden is nearing completion of his PhD, studying conversational AI at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

He is a two-time leader and four-time member of his university’s team in the Amazon Alexa Prize. It's a contest in which graduate student teams from around the world spend a year developing a “socialbot” capable of holding a 20-minute, small talk conversation with users.

 HereAfter AI cofounder and CTO Kevin Bowden

The Team

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HereAfter AI consists of experts at interactive technology, interviewing, and storytelling. We employs friendly, experienced memoir interviewers who have backgrounds as writers and professional journalists.

They make the interview process thoughtful, organized, and fun—even for people who don’t typically like to talk about themselves.