Should We Be Afraid of Facebook’s Expanding Artificial Intelligence Lab?

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It’s increasingly hard to tell where Facebook ends and where “real life” begins, or if there’s such a thing as being “on” or “off” the service anymore. Blame the stream, the infinite scroll. Blame the rotating list of trending topics that bloggers read, then instinctively cover in daily (hourly) attempts to placate the formless royal blue Venus Fly Trap. That ever-growing “Feed me!” attitude—that’s how you get stories about Chad Michael Murray in your feed, despite never having seen a single Chad Michael Murray movie, nor even really knowing who Chad Michael Murray is. (more…)