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They dropped an AI into a video game and it got REALLY good at killing humans.

Happy Saturday, y'all! Man, what a week this has been. First, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to al
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They dropped an AI into a video game and it got REALLY good at killing humans.
By Dave Guilford • Issue #91 • View online
Happy Saturday, y'all! Man, what a week this has been. First, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all the new subscribers, many of whom are Facebook friends of mine who signed up after I disclosed that I’m deleting my Facebook account (more on that later).
In a first for Daveslist, several of you reached out to me this week asking if I was going to cover the Cambridge Analytica story. As the story grew day by day, I vacillated between just mentioning it, then adding a special section to this week’s issue covering it, to finally deciding to devote a special issue all on its own which will hit your inboxes in the next few days. The story is still unfolding (police raided their HQ just hours ago) so it’s a lot to cover but I’ve enlisted some data scientist friends of mine to help unpack it all. I’ve included the story that started it all in this issue, and you should definitely read it.
Aside from that, we’ve got some other really big stories this week, like the tragic first human fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle, a Chinese space station falling out of orbit in the coming days, and ice cream that cures hangovers.
Let’s get it on…

Dammit Facebook.
Dammit Facebook.
Chinese space station: Tiangong-1 debris may hit Earth in days
‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower
Bill Gates and Richard Branson bet on lab-grown meat startup
Uber Video Shows the Kind of Crash Self-Driving Cars Are Made to Avoid
Decline in World Fertility Rates Lowers Risks of Mass Starvation
EA Created An AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
Being in a relationship really does lead to weight gain. Here’s why.
Elon Musk Predicts How the Martian Government Will Operate
The legal battle to colonize Mars
South Korea Has Invented Ice Cream That Cures Hangovers
That’s it for this week, y'all. Let me know what you thought of this week’s issue with a THUMBS UP or DOWN below. Feel free to share with anyone else you think might enjoy it. If you’d like to discuss any of it with me, just hit REPLY and fire away.
Have a spectacular weekend, stay safe, and I’ll see you later this week with the special issue.
DAVE
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