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France’s largest May Day marches in decades descended into violence yesterday. With around a million people across the country demonstrating against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms, more than 100 police officers were injured and one protester reportedly had his hand blown off by a grenade. A British computer scientist known as the “godfather of artificial intelligence” has quit his job at Google to warn about the dangers of the technology. Geoffrey Hinton, 75, says AI may soon be more intelligent than humans, and that he can’t see how to prevent “bad actors from using it for bad things”. Last night’s Met Gala in New York was held in honour of the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Stars like Dua Lipa and Nicole Kidman wore vintage designs by the label; Doja Cat and Jared Leto dressed as Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette; and actor Jeremy Pope turned up in a 30ft cape bearing the fashion icon’s likeness.