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Macron on how AI will shape the future, and threaten democracy

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In a fascinating interview with Wired's Nicholas Thompson, French president Emmanuel Macron explains why he is making big investments to bring France into the "winner takes all" race with the U.S. and China on artificial intelligence.

One key quote: "At some point, as citizens, people will say, 'I want to be sure that all of this personal data is not used against me, but used ethically, and that everything is monitored. I want to understand what is behind this algorithm that plays a role in my life.'”