Anybody else think Facebook’s ‘digital friends’ is just sad and f*cked in the head??

From CNBC here:

“Ultimately one of the objectives of this is to have your own digital friend, your virtual assistant that is basically customized for you and under your control,” Yann LeCun, head of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) group, said in a meeting with reporters.

I thought this Facebook’s mission was to connect the world and not to connect lonely people with their own custom made digital friends?

And the part about the customized friend being under your control?  That sounds a bit creepy yo.



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