Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland
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Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland — – Spotify bought a French AI start-up called Niland that has a unique approach to music recommendations. — It’s in a race with Apple and Pandora to use AI and other methods to give music customers the best music-discovery experience.
Autonomous French cars come to Singapore
A new partnership between PSA Group and nuTonomy highlights growth in the self-driving car industry.
Experts say automated accounts sharing fake news ahead of French election
(Reuters) – French voters are being deluged with false stories on social media ahead of the country’s presidential election, though the onslaught of “junk news” is not as severe as that during last year’s U.S. presidential campaign, according to a study by Oxford University researchers.
French village becomes home to the world’s first solar panel road
The village of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France, is taking solar panelling from the roof to the street. The town says it’s just unveiled the world’s first solar panel road.
The 1 kilometre (0.6 mile) route, covered by 2,800 square metres of electricity-generating panels, was declared open on Thursday by the country’s ecology minister, Ségolène Royal.
The panels have been covered with a protective resin that consists of fine sheets of silicon to help withstand the 2,000 motorists which use the road, while ensuring there is good grip between tyres and the roadway.
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