Yann Lecun's appointment as head of FaceBook's "Artificial Intelligence" Lab = "We're going to squeeze your personal data until its pips run down our legs..."
Big Data starting to sloooowly turn its huge ugly iron head and focus-squint its 26billion pixel machine-vision eyes in an attempt to see into the future. Our future. Behold, foolish mortals! Witness the coming of... Even Bigger Data!
Actually, kinda glad I didn't blog this a few days ago: Supersmart / Pseudo-Intuitive Machine-Mining / Predictive Quasi-AI Data Analysis has since (quietly) emerged as this week's just-beneath-the-surface tech-meme... the channels have been quietly a'buzz with talk of "Predictive Intelligence", etc in the last few days.
"Serendipity Engines," etc.
Lucky fucking us.