Facebook is building an AI assistant called TLDR that will summarize news articles into bullet points, so that you won't have to read a full story, Buzzfeed News reported Tuesday. The tool -- named for the internet acronym "too long, didn't read" -- would also provide audio narration of full articles and a voice assistant to answer questions about a story, the report said.
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The news of TLDR was met with skepticism from some members of the media on Twitter.
News of the tool and other potential future products and features came at an end-of-year companywide meeting led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, Buzzfeed News reported. Facebook executives also told employees that the company is working on a neural sensor that detects people's thoughts and translates them into action, as well as a new virtual reality social network called Horizon.
Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.