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Facebook FAIR(ies) in Paris

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Paris is buzzing about the announcement of the new european research center of Facebook in Paris . This was already known around April/May. Six  "fairies" are supposed to have joined Facebook FAIR , or Facebook Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research center. They will do some magical data science (or dédoménologie ), under the guidance of Yann LeCun . He was the host of the day " Data Science and Massive Data Analysis " on the campus of ESIEE Paris, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (Paris at large) on June 12th 2014. It's not eerie, it's ESIEE. After Menlo Park and New York, this center, the third and the first outside the US, has been attracted to City of lights .  Where they will bring their TORCH for our enlightenment. Attracted by  moths around a flame, by the local talents and excellent education facilities in artificial intelligence and computer science, and probably substantial financial incentives.They are al