In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Marvin the Paranoid Android had a habit of dwelling in the darkest truths of the universe. He'd be the last person to tell you a comforting lie. In his case, that probably wasn't because of any cybernetic directive in his robotic brain, but it just goes to show how an AI that can fudge the truth a bit might not be such a bad thing.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas October 27, 2017
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