Data Sheet—Monday, November 14, 2016

Silicon Valley has a long tradition of making too much of a good thing. Despite my enthusiasm for artificial intelligence--I declared my affection here a month ago--it's plain to see we are in a major AI hype cycle.

As evidence, I cite an immutable law of hype, the Dinner Topic Theorem. Last week the Aspen Institute hosted a fascinating discussion about the ethics of artificial intelligence. (More on one buzzkill moment from that dinner in a bit.) This week Benchmark Capital, the venture...

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