Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Happy News!

Trying to keep up with the news might be aspirational, but these days, it can also be depressing. Between our impending ecological disaster, ever-rising racial and class tensions, sexual harassment accusations, and a government more suited for reality TV, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of terrible stuff out there. Google’s attempting to tackle this fatigue with a new tool for its Assistant that makes meaningful good news easier to find.

Designed to dole out a daily digest of positive stories simply, users can now just ask Google Assistant to “Tell me something good.”

Of course Google will then slice and dice your data and sell it to the pharma makers for targeted advertising: "Julie asked for happy news, do you want to send her an anti-depressant ad." ... lolol ... may you live in interesting times.

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