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France to invest €1.5 billion in artificial intelligence by 2022 — France 24

France will invest $1.85 billion (€1.5 billion)  into artificial intelligence (AI) research and development up to 2022, reports France 24.

Here is the link: http://www.france24.com/en/20180329-france-invest-15-billion-euros-artificial-intelligence-AI-technology-2022

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Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: ‘I didn’t try to commit fraud’ — BBC

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former boss of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has denied committing fraud, writes Ben Derico and James Clayton.

Capitol raises $10M

New York-based Capitol, has raised a $10 million seed round.

Brazilian regulator seizes iPhones from retail stores as Apple fails to comply with charger requirement — 9To5Mac

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Twitter won’t restart paid verification until ‘significant impersonations’ stop, Elon Musk says — The Verge

Elon Musk told Twitter employees on Monday that the company won’t relaunch its paid verification subscription, writes Alex Heath.