Parting Shot

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FRIEND OR FOE? ▸ How the dark humor, viral dance and memes and surreal qualities of the doll M3GAN and the movie of the same name came to be. Tech toys like creepy M3GAN are what beg actress and co-producer Allison Williams’ ethical question, “If you’re giving something any kind of artificial intelligen­ce, what are your responsibi­lities to it? What do you owe it?” Plus: Why M3GAN is so relatable to millenials.

HOST ▸ H. Alan Scott, culture writer, comedian

IN THEIR WORDS ▸ “Any of these battery-operated toys will outlive all of us as long as there are batteries, and that is just such an unsettling concept.”

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