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Opinion Please Prove You're Not a Robot

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When science fiction writers first imagined robot invasions, the idea was that bots would become smart and powerful enough to take over the world by force, whether on their own or as directed by some evildoer. Twitter is particularly distorted by its millions of robot accounts; during the French election, it was principally Twitter robots who were trying to make #MacronLeaks into a scandal. This time, someone with an agenda but no actual public support unleashed robots who impersonated (via stolen identities) hundreds of thousands of people, flooding the system with fake comments against federal net neutrality rules. To be sure, today's impersonation-bots are different from the robots imagined in science fiction: They aren't sentient, don't carry weapons and don't have physical bodies.


It's more bad news for Uber this month

Mashable

That ruling, if it comes to be, would subject Uber to more rules related to safety and employment. Uber today works only with professional licensed drivers in France." France has been pushing back against Uber's growth with authorities declaring that the service should not simply be viewed as a technology company but rather be subjected to the same licensing fees and insurance requirements as taxis. Uber suspended UberPop, its low-cost service similar to UberX in the United States, back in 2015 and has said it has no plans to relaunch the service.


What Does It Mean to Prepare Students for a Future With Artificial Intelligence? (EdSurge News)

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The plan was the beginning of a national effort to prepare Americans for a future with AI--a future some computer scientist believe our nation is ill-equipped to handle. Using research and concepts from several AI experts including Mark Stehlik of Carnegie Mellon and Rand Hindi of Snips, EdSurge put together the following three-step list educators can use to start implementing AI education in schools. Dr. Rand Hindi, CEO of Snips (a machine learning device company), is part of a research group working with the French government to prepare their country for AI. For Stehlik, the onus is on technology companies and higher education institutions to prepare K-12 teachers for AI instruction by providing them with curriculums, capacity and continuing education opportunities.


Lyft partners with Google's Waymo to launch self-driving cars and challenge Uber

The Independent

US ride services company Lyft and Google parent Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber. On Monday, a company that claims to make the world's first folding bike helmet announced that the tennis pro was one of more than 400 individuals who had helped it raise nearly £700,000 on crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar on Monday and US stock futures briefly touched a record high after Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, easily beating anti-EU rival Marine le Pen. The pound surged against the dollar on Tuesday to its highest level since last December after Prime Minister Theresa May said she wanted a general election on 8 June.


Artificial intelligence is coming for law firms

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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said Friday it has been hacked -- 9GB of authentic and fake emails were posted Friday to Pastebin, a document-sharing site, from a user named EMLEAKS, according to Reuters. Why it matters: It's less than two days before the French presidential election comes to a close, and the way that works in France includes a ban on campaigning over the weekend. This sounds similar to the hacked DNC emails that have been linked to Hillary Clinton's tanked campaign. However, Macron's campaign said the emails leaked Friday aren't concerning because they show "normal" presidential campaign activity.


Text Analytics Reveals Potential French Election Upset

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Text Analytics Poll Shows Le Pen Positioned to "Trump" Macron To Americans following the French Presidential Election taking place in less than a week, it might appear as though recent history is repeating itself. And in many ways, it is. The post Text Analytics Reveals Potential French Election Upset appeared first on OdinText.


Datasets of the Week, April 2017: Fraud Detection, Exoplanets, Indian Premier League, & the French Election

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In this month's set of hand-picked datasets of the week, you can familiarize yourself with techniques for fraud detection using a simulated mobile transaction dataset, learn how researchers use data in the deep space hunt for exoplanets, and more. What I have learned is that with the help of simulation to generate synthetic datasets we can study a specific fraud phenomenon and more important measure the impact of different controls that we can implement before implementing them. So I decided to download the data for all the seasons of IPL (total 9), convert to csv format and started looking at the key insights. Comparison of interest from Google Trends and Twitter mentions by candidate in the kernel "First Round Prediction."


French Presidential elections: WikiLeaks teases thousands of documents relating to leading candidates

The Independent

A series of posts on its Twitter account targeted Republican Francois Fillon, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


France deploying anti-drone technology to protect Euro 2016

U.S. News

France will deploy anti-drone technology to interfere with and take control of any flying machines that violate no-fly zones over stadiums at the European Championship, part of unprecedented measures to secure Europe's biggest sports event since the Paris attacks in November. "So no-fly zones will be defined over every training ground and every stadium, and in most stadiums and for most matches anti-drone measures -- which are quite innovative -- will be deployed, working with the state, which will interfere with drones and take control of them if they are spotted." French authorities have trained for the possibility of drones being used to disperse chemical weapons over crowds. A training exercise in April in Saint-Etienne, one of the 10 Euro 2016 cities, imagined that a drone carrying chemical agents had plunged into spectators at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, which will host three group matches in June and one game in the knockout round.


French minister invites Elon Musk to turn nuclear site into Tesla factory

The Guardian

French energy minister Ségolène Royal has suggested to Tesla founder Elon Musk that he build an electric car factory on the site of France's oldest nuclear reactor after it closes at the end of the year, AFP reported on Tuesday. French President Francois Hollande has pledged to close down the Fessenheim nuclear plant in the Alsace region near the German border but has met strong resistance from local politicians and unions worried about job losses. Tesla's Musk said he wanted to build a factory in Europe and mentioned Alsace in a video published by the specialist car website Automobile Propre in February. "This is idle speculation, but maybe we could put a factory in Alsace, it's like half in Germany, half in France, something like that," Musk said in the video.