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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released examples of Facebook ads paid for by Russian actors during this afternoon's hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter. Ads were displayed in the hearing room to drive home their concern about foreign governments "weaponizing" social media content.
Robots may now be able to beat human masters in Chess and Go, but in motorcycle racing, humans are still king. Yamaha pitted a robotic motorcycle named Motobot (photo above) against Italy's Valentino Rossi, the nine-time Grand Prix world champion. The robot topped 125 mph but was no match for Rossi.