MIT is giving you control of a real person on Halloween in a dystopian game that sounds like an episode of ‘Black Mirror’

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For Halloween, the MIT Media Lab is hosting a mass online social experiment at 11 p.m. EDT tonight.
Called “BeeMe,” the goal of the “dystopian game” is to let participants control an actor and defeat an evil artificial intelligence program.
Internet users will program the actor by crowdsourcing commands and then voting on them.
BeeMe’s creators say they want the project to stoke conversations about privacy, ethics, entertainment, and social interactions.

This Halloween, the creepiest event to attend might be a mass online social experiment hosted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT is famous for churning out some of the world’s top engineers, programmers, and scientists. But the university’s Media Laboratory is increasingly known for launching experimental projects in October that are designed to make us squirm.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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