This week: Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most impactful technologies of the twenty-first century; France’s Macron Eyes Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Terrorism; The autonomous vehicle world is shrinking — it’s overdue; How to take data privacy back from ‘Gorillas’ like Facebook and Google; and more. As usual, we cover the latest funding activity.
The French president is under intense pressure to crack down on terrorism as well as Islamist separatism, an ideology his government says fuels attacks by radicalizing segments of the country’s Muslim minority.
The autonomous vehicle industry is consolidating, with mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures all the rage. The trend is a recognition that autonomous vehicles are hard, expensive, and likely further way than previously predicted.