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Go champion quits in AI-induced existential crisis

By France24
02 December 2019   |   9:13 am
We look at the story of a South Korean Go champion who opted to retire rather than continue competing against unbeatable artificial intelligence. But first, French papers hope for European support in counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel region. Mexican papers react to Donald Trump's plan to label drug cartels as terrorist groups - a move many see as an excuse for US military intervention. Plus, we discover Thanksgiving helplines for turkey-basting emergencies! 

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