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COVID: Artificial intelligence in the pandemic

We tend to talk about artificial intelligence as if it were a thing of the future, but AI is already all around us — as the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated.

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German police are running "at full capacity all the time" and struggling to cope with stress as they deal with violent and aggressive protesters, the police union has said.
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