France to spend $1.8 billion on AI to compete with U.S., China
French President Emmanuel Macron promised 1.5 billion euros ($1.85 billion) of public funding into artificial intelligence by 2022 in a bid to reverse a brain drain and catch up with the dominant U.S. and Chinese tech giants. Read more.
Wild bees are worth some $1.5 billion to key fruit and vegetable crops
in North America, according to new research that warned declines in
these pollinators threatens the productivity of economically important
agriculture. Read more.