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How to Avoid Vaccine Scams
"No secret. Scammers will jump on any topic to get you to part with your money or your personal information from the coronavirus. Stimulus checks the latest target for scam. Now vaccinations joining us now. Is usa today tech columnist mark saltzman to discuss how to avoid these vaccine scans mark. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure gents thanks for having me. So what are some examples of vaccine scams that are going around right so the fbi and other government agencies like the us department of health and human services there warning that these scammers are trying to get to through telemarketing calls. Whether it's a human or a robo-call text messages social media platforms and even door to door visits. So in some cases people have been asked to pay a fee to get their vaccine. Which you know you should not be paying for any of that or you pay to get early access to a vaccine or to get on a prioritized waiting list maybe closer to you or with the With the vaccine of your choice in other cases people are not just being duped under their money but as you hinted at mike also revealing their personal information which can be used for identity theft and scamming the system. You know government agencies and things like that Medical agency. So yeah no that these scams are out there and please share with your maybe more vulnerable relatives. Who may be less than tech savvy or more naive to believe that these scams are real. They're not the there. There's this is all phony. Vaccination related scams needs to be aware of will be beyond kind of word of mouth Where some steps that listeners can take to to protect themselves and their family or friends or whatever from these scams martin. Yeah so number one again. You'll never be asked to pay for a vaccine or be charged for any admin costs or co pays or co insurance fees or anything like that you will not be denied vaccination if you don't have health insurance coverage or if you're under a shirt
Biggest IRS scam around: Identity tax refund fraud
"Away. Identity fraud cost Americans $56 billion last year affecting 49 million U. S. Consumers Javelin. Strategy at research, says 43. Billion of that was identity theft scams like robo calls and fishing emails. Victims of those scams lost an average of about
A new way to invest that doesn't involve buying stocks hyped on Reddit
"So lately. All the buzz his been about well. Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Bitcoin recently fifty thousand dollars a bitcoin and people who've been buying the stocks that are being touted on read it and it was all that mess that went on with Game stop and other stocks. That went up like rockets and then like rockets can do crash back down to earth and my son is in this investing group at school. He's fifteen and they're investing not real money but they all have their stock portfolios and wanna read you to texts from him from this morning. They're really funny. Is said in the last nineteen minutes. My stock portfolio dropped by six sixty. Then he texts me eight minutes later and these eh. then it went up by eight hundred dollars. And i the other night. When he was trapped. In the car with me i started boring. I'm trying to talk about how my philosophies investing work very differently than matt worrying about day trading and options and all. That was going to happen up to the minute and if you thought a father could be more irrelevant to sun then i was that minute you you couldn't be no interest in anything i was saying because to him. This is sport and that's what investing has been of late call. Investing is really speculating. And that's not my thing. I mean i'm the dulles person alive and i invest in a dull way because the ideas i wanna make money over time and so. That's why i get excited about really accessible. Investing opportunities for small investors did allow you to build reasonable wealth over time instead of trying to get the quick score and my son's a sharp kid hill. Eventually get it and will not that. It matters what you're buying and selling minute by minute. And by the way he's asked me if he can have a real investing account. Will you know you'd have to have what's called a custodial said yeah yeah where where you were the pretend owner but i'm the one doing the investing and i don't know what to do you know. Give them a couple of hundred dollars and let him play. And maybe learn the value of term investing. But you know it fifteen. What is long term. That's like three days from now. It's hard to explain a concept where you build wealth over time well do you know goldman sachs is goldman sachs is for rich people like crista. People was massive amounts of money. Who work with a personal financial manager. Who handles their money for them. That's right krista. That's what you do with your millions. Yeah no no okay. So there are. There are very wealthy people. That's what they do and goldman sachs has been doing some stuff lately that doesn't fit at all their historical pedigree They're the ones that issue the apple card for people that have the apple credit card and they have Savings accounts and all that kind of thing with no minimums will now. They've launched some cold. Marcus invest which allows people to use goldman sachs incredible financial analysis investment analysis till build robo investing portfolios for you using very low cost funds. And this is something you would ask somebody. Ten years ago if goldman sachs would ever being looking to provide investments an investment advice to everyday ordinary. People they'd say you're crazy. That will never happen. Well they're not doing what fidelity investments does where a dollar is enough to open an account many cases schwab one hundred dollars. They're doing what vanguard. Does you have to have a thousand bucks to open an account but once you have that thousand you can get advice that is tailored to your personal financial goals and outlook. The money can be and a retirement account or an investment account use what are known is exchange traded funds. Etf's and typically for the advice and the investments you pay roughly a third of a percent per year for them to handle your money. So i guess ten thousand dollars be thirty five bucks a year. Is that right. I think that's about right. three dollars. Fifty cents on a thousand. I think that's right so this is an opportunity for you to do. Investing through the nation's big boys big money houses and their whole business plan is pretty similar to what you'd have if you were with Betterment or wealth front that really started this whole investing idea. And i'm sure neither of them are very happy the goldman sachs through. Marcus invest is playing in their ballpark.
Robocalls back on the rise
"In january alone there were more than four billion robo calls targeting in the us tarring phones across the us. So that's a one hundred and twenty nine point five million every single day. That's an increase of three point. Seven percent over the month of december. According to you mail which is a company that provides anti-rebel call services. So we're talking about robocalls now because we're getting in the numbers from last year and everything and we're seeing that even though rebel calls were down slightly in two thousand twenty. They're still higher than they were three years ago. And what's happened is during the pandemic some robo call centers had to shut down because they didn't want her sick evidently With guess smart but they appear to be opening up. And that's why the calls you're on the rise again now. Unfortunately this robocall barrage has led me to just not want to answer the damn phone. You know about ninety. Four percent of unknown calls go unanswered. That's what higher found in. Its survey a recent survey of two thousand consumers and three hundred business professionals now. That's not good if we're not going to answer the phone that's not good for legitimate businesses. Because they just have to keep calling you know about a doctor's appointment or car servicing or whatever so anyway that so there's some weird repercussions happening with all the with the robocall situation. Speaking of the kind of scam calls you get You talked about the car. Warranty the car warranty is really is up there in the most likely scam calls. You got in twenty twenty. It's number two behind social security calls. Then there's auto warranties in credit cards bluefin then health insurance in student loan forgiveness and then calls about it's their the irs which of course they're not They're also were timely. Because of the pandemic and the and the governmental programs with that there were calls about unemployment covid nineteen and stimulus checks now. The good news is that agencies like the fcc in the tc of crackdown on big rebel. Callers and new technologies are to be implemented by call providers By june of this year. But in the meantime you know if you want to try to cut down on some of these robocalls your wireless provider has protection. You just go into your phone and figured out or go onto the website and and see pretty much. Everyone has some protection. I have verizon. And i have a call blocker and since my wife is susceptible to these kind of calls. I paid more for. Call the call filter plus services for her also online the companies. I mentioned haya. Hi and you mail both have mobile apps you can use. And they'll be links to those in story Dot usa today commented rebel calls anyway. Unfortunately you know. In the future rebel collars scammers are always going to try to pivot but maybe those apps and better technical will make us less afraid of our phones. Yeah the one thing i worry about more is the spam text. You know i. It's not as it doesn't seem as prevalent as the robo calls for myself personally. But i have noticed more now that we're getting texts spam tech's now and i start to worry that's going to be the next frontier. Where if these scammers start to get wise about people that answering their phone her robocalls getting crackdown on more aggressively than we're just gonna start getting them in text form a lot more often. Probably likely. I know i've gotten i. Don't get a lot of those. A lot. More phone calls than tex. But i do get things that look like what i assumes can be a scam and i ignore it too so yeah think you're
Interview With Conversation Design Institute co-founder And CEO Hans van Dam
"Odds van damme. Welcome to the voice by podcast. Thank you so much for having me. Okay so you are. The head of the conversation design institute. Why don't you tell the listeners. A little bit more about what that is just to get them started and then we'll talk a little bit more about how that all came to be. Yeah so conversation design institute. What we do is really recognize develop and promote the role of the conversation designer. So we sort of envisioned at every enterprise in the world is going to have a department. That's going to work on a assistance whether it's chat bots voice assistance and are all going to have people designing these conversations. Deploying them and managing them So we really recognize that as a serious profession and together with the industry. Really try to figure out you know who's going to be working at department. What's the skill set that they need. And then we develop content for that so we have courses. We have a certification program And that's really how we try to position ourselves in the market as the leading training and certification institute for designing versions. Okay yeah that's great okay so for the listeners. Now they have that context. But you didn't just arrive at the conversation designed institute is like the first thing you've ever done so tell me a little bit about how you how the conversation zayn is came to be but like your career and how you move forward. You were just mentioning to me. You thought when you were younger pre university that you thought you might be a writer That's straight into economics. And and i think writing came back a little bit. Yeah that's that's that's definitely true. So for when i was in university i i went to university of amsterdam thinking that was going to be really studying economics and then i got more interested in philosophy literature and just started reading a lot and i was writing fiction short stories and i. I really thought. I want you know was going to become a writer a novelist and wrote a manuscript. Send out too much publisher Publishers stay did not agree with that vision So when it was time to actually get a job. I got interested in copywriting. So it's like what's something related writing. What does that mean so ended up as a copywriter at a startup. incubator through. Ace venture ops part of mit stanford v latte so. So i was helping out these different startups helping them with the proposition and writing copy for them but allow me to then learn about technologies. Well so got more interested in in the tech space Join a little startup. There was doing some video streaming completely failed so when that story ended it was time to get different. Jobs ended up in customer service really as a quick job doing social media for kayla dutch airliner. So fire go into airline and customer service. Exactly so that's it doesn't get better than that and the company though is involved there with see x. company which was a chat bot company Acquired by siham a couple of months ago so i joined. cx company and Day were doing still virtual assistants whereas like you and a so. You'd ask a question they probably would not answer The old school things on a website and all of a sudden like everybody wanna chat bots and got interested in that and became more conversational. Cx company at the time didn't really know what that meant for the content. Their clients had no idea what that meant. And for me is like i always wanted to write dialogues and know from fiction writing understood. The technology understood the service space for me. It became very logical to actually focus on that problem. So i started doing this freelance at a bunch of clients and then i met my co founder and they had a an agency and behavior design so they were a psychologist thinking really about how people interact with products designed design for certain behavior and made a ton of sense. Because they were already doing stuff with conversational interfaces as well and we really. We realized that if you have a conversation between an artificial brain on a human brain you know you should make psychology and technology equally important in all right and so we. We started playing around with that and we had an agency was called robo copy at the time so so we just got a bunch of clients got more experience about designing conversations Started a little academy which is really focused on chat bots and Got in touch with google. Wally brill that that reached out to us and he really took us under his wings. And explain there's a lot of the fundamentals of voice design and connected with other designers So that got us more experienced gutters to work with you know the best designers in the world and and learn from there and as we went on that journey we really saw that the education was a big part of it So we created the academy and now mission or honest. Really that you see that enterprises are looking for conversation. Designers does lots of people that are actually designing conversations. But there is no alignment job title skill sets. It's very fragmented service. Enterprises can't find designers designers can't promote themselves very well tech companies on the other hand. Don't really know who's going to be using the products and how to design freedom universities at university at the same time note that i have to train people for jobs in the future Don't really know what jobs are so. We really tried to seek alignment now in an industry of conversation design. Therefore for conversation design institute was a name more suitable for that as well. So that's really how. I went from failed novelist conversation driver
Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car
"Apple close to finalizing a deal with the honda kia to manufacture an apple branded self driving electric car. Wanna get straight to the man who has the news With exclusive details the lebow fill great reporter andrew it yes it would be an understatement to say that this would be huge early for the auto industry but also for apple when you look at what is possible here the multiple sources who tell me that they are working towards a deal all make it clear that these are talks that have been going on for some time and that they are moving towards a deal now whether or not it gets finalized that remains to be seen. They're keying in on production at the key plant in west point georgia. That's about ninety miles. Southwest of atlanta. It would be autonomous electric vehicle scheduled for release in twenty twenty four. But the people i talk with say look that could get pushed back to twenty twenty five twenty twenty four. They're going to have to start making steps fairly quickly if they're gonna meet that timeline and here's the most important part. It would have apple hardware and software in other words. This would be an apple car. This would not be apple software underneath a key a model. This would be an apple car. They're keenly focused on making sure that the user experience by the way it fits in with the apple ecosystem. That's a big part of this. The georgia plant by the way. It does have capacity available. And there is the key escape. Skateboard hyundai kia has an ev skateboard. But basically think about that as the platform underneath the vehicle it can be adapted depending on what the top hat of the vehicle would be that could be utilized by apple as they're working on this apple car. We reached out to apple yesterday. It declined to comment on this report or the questions we had for them. We also reached out to hyundai kia hyundai kia. Spokesperson declined to comment on the questions that we put to them regarding finalizing deal with apple one other stock or a couple of others. I wanna focus on here general motors. Why take a look at general motors. Well clearly if apple does develop an apple car and gets into this ecosystem with let's say a vehicle that is for robo taxis or for package delivery firms. Eventually it would also be a vehicle that perhaps or their vehicles that perhaps people would buy as part of their own personal buying vehicle. I'm going to buy an apple car. What are the implications for general motors. And all of the automaker's. We talked to mary barra about three weeks ago when some of these i reports were first bubbling up and we asked her this specific question. What does it mean if apple gets into this game. Here's what she had to say. I'm probably not the right person to ask what apple's plans are. We consider them to be a formidable competitor. So that's why we're working with all the capability. We have with our technology to go as fast as we can to To really satisfy in delight the customer in our vehicles and create that relationship and just incredible overall ownership experience. And guys i. I'm sure there will be some questions during the analyst called for ceo. Jim farley about the landscape in terms of competition maybe not a specific question on apple getting into the auto business as an automaker but clearly This is a space that is developing quickly and again we have talked with multiple sources who say that apple and hyundai kia. They are moving down the path towards finalizing a deal for production of an apple car in georgia.
Microsoft is investing and partnering with GM's Cruise on self-driving cars
"Electric cars. The two companies are leading a $2 billion investment and self driving cars started cruise. To use Microsoft software for robo taxis. The new funds will raise cruises post investment valuation to an estimated $30 billion gains for stocks today. Dow Up 116 and wrote a Bloomberg business on WBZ
How to Pick the Right Music For Live Streaming with Matt Schick
"Why is picking the right music still important for your livestreams. Sure thank you yes. So here's here's where we're at currently so there's a lot of great ways to produce great streams that are engaging in this new virtual world. The problem is most people still aren't doing that so we're left with you. Know we're left with this condition where we're just all so Saturated with three restoring ed screens on with meetings and family get togethers and family. Holidays in lung were laying in bed. Scrolling instagram watching videos of of our favorite influencers. So we're constantly looking at this stuff and it's getting old. I mean zoom fatigue was a real thing back in may and here. We are in nearly december. And it's the problem so the ability to add something that changes up the rhythm of people's day days is very important so they're used to watching talking and listening to talking hearing people talk about them so in order to in performing world. When you're building a stage show it's really important heads and flows so you have the not just the same tonality the entire time of wakes people up it it. It just it gets people gets the juices reenergized. So it's really important to do that. And music is a great way of doing so where just keeps the energy moving along and It just it it it takes from being just a monotonous talking which people just hearing all day as a little bit of Of of levity in some cases excitement in other cases the most poorly just a tone that you get to create with music so when okay so obviously you know picking write music very important. I love the ebbs and flows. You talk about their so. I mean there are times where people shouldn't use music on their livestreams. I mean. are there certain times where you know. Oh well you should use maybe just an interim you know an intro and then continued that throughout your stream and have altro that goes with it or should you have like sound bed. That goes plays throughout seem or. Are there times where you shouldn't use any music. That's those are all great questions. Yes for sure you don't want to overdo it with music. a little. a little goes a long way especially when it's very very delicate right like we're talking and we are the feature so right now if i were to play a song overpower us and he couldn't hear what i was saying. Were you were saying christian. It would be it would degrade the performance not enhanced the performance because i say performance. Because that's my becker the podcast so you. The ability to hear your. Your speaker presenter is above importance below that having a nice music sets the tone for what exactly is going on at the same time is is very helpful so fun example that i always use it. Sounds sounds silly but if you try you'll really see how effective it is just like film video on your phone of of your wife or your husband or child walking to the mailbox right and that's all you need right the walking out to the mailbox to get the mail. If you put a sad slow cinematic song behind that this thing becomes tear jerker i mean if you put it in black and white forget about it. You're you're you've lost your audience but it really can set the tone for just fills in the blanks and paints a story. That video only cannot do you put upbeat peppy music to that now. It's a story of a of you know your daughter going to get the mail excited for package to come and wants to see if it's there and nat music change alone without changing speed. The weights shot or anything else. That music can completely repaint that picture for you. So it's very important. It's very nice if you're talking about something very serious. Music isn't the way to go for talking about something with some comedic levity something a little more upbeat and and comical would really help that It's just a really depends on what the stream is but the run of show is when to use it when not you mentioned a couple of different You know use use case studies. I should say so. There's there's what's called the music bed. Music bed is as music that literally lays underneath. Or i say you lay on top of the music just like you sleep. Innovate and so The music is underneath. You just like beds underneath you when you're sleeping so its music. That's pretty low in the background. You still hear. The music is typically no lyrics. it's looking instrumental. Ambient sound that again crates. That mood as you're talking and that can go. If there's like ireland period is speaking or let's say you're europe demonstrating something or sharing a screen and you just fill it in and just make it a little more interesting. It's a really great Great no. You study for music bed. There's also it's called stinger or stings or some people need him. Bumpers in that can be like up next. We've got a really great guest. It's adam shark tank. But i but i borrow a bow and that's your stinger. You know just a bit of just an energy jolt so again people. Listen to you for ten minutes. You've got a fun. Jingle or sting that comes in maybe weren't throughout the entire show that people are used to that. It's on brand for you. Music great way to establish a brand and stick to it. Maybe it's a sting that you used. Throughout the entire event they'd be at the beginning and the end you've got to prolong jazz insurance altro and it just is it. All together into a nice cohesive package so yeah there's a lot of ways of using it overdoing it is definitely something you don't want do Service just really important to make sure that you're picking music at the right time and making make strategic choices and along those lines to do you think that sometimes People are like you know you hear a lot of times like oh i wanna play all this music. And then they're they're stuff's getting taken down and it's almost like they feel like if they can't have music they're like somehow doomed a-. What are your thoughts on that. Yeah no it's it's very important if you and if you're not aware of i'm glad you brought it up jim because you know you can't just play music that you're not licensed to us. And what is that pretty much everything you've ever heard before i mean if you listen to radio every single track you've ever heard on. The radio is is owned by another entity. A record label or an artist. You know when when you When we used to do our live show in cedars you pay their to organizations. You pay the right. You pay rights to There's as cap in this. Bmi and those organizations essentially pay. These blanket costs covers the Your ability to play tracks in a theater. So currently there's no real way where that translates super well to to live because if you're streaming youtube heavens youtube know that you paid for the rights to iraq harry song in fact there's been funny stories of actual artists to play their own materials. Clearly their licencee in many cases own it and they're streams are getting pulled down because sites like youtube and facebook and pinterest our end What's twitter periscope rather not patriots video yet. That'd be drifts yet you know. Those sites have robo scanners that automatically detect a copy written material whether it's video audio so they can in many cases. Just pull your stream down altogether Because they think you're using it with permission or many cases. A lot of us are trying to monetize streams so they say hey. You're not allowed to make money off of this other person's contents or naturally they pull your stream down and that could be devastating if you're livestream producer or livestream host of your of your own show. Have you strip pulled down as certainly very frightening so you have to do it. The right way and there are quite a few right ways of doing it. So while you can't play again You know whitney houston or lady gaga song because those are obviously owned by their respective record labels. You can't play other types of music there's public domain music and there's royalty free music so public domain music is basically a library of music that known space gates. It's used for us for one thousand. Nine hundred seventeen is the year or anything before that year Songs such as happy birthday for example. Anything was released before that are public domain. So you can use it anywhere. No one owns the rights to this Annual not getting you to would never pull your string down etc so you're surly allowed to do that The wider umbrella a portfolio of music. That you can use 'cause 'cause you're limited with public domain is what's called royalty free music this music that's been created for the sole purpose of being used by content creators. So many cases for all two free doesn't mean that it's free Although there are certain free royalty free websites but royalty free basically means you are allowed to purchase the rights to the news this music and typically purchased the rights. One time now you have access to use the music and while youtube still doesn't know somebody's telling you to have oh match. Schick in new york purchased the rights to the jiffy. Pop one eighty fitches a song. I just created morning. Everyone doesn't know that usually youtube does know. Is that jiffy. Pop eighty is a royalty. Free song that they will fly or poll down so when i buy the rights through a website. And we can talk about websites. I like to use but when you buy the rights to those websites essentially you now get the track and full quality without any audio watermark. And i can use that without being pulled out of my stream so
Uber Sells Its Autonomous Vehicle Research Division
"Out of the self driving game. The ride hailing giant has sold its autonomous vehicle research unit to a startup. It hasn't quite given up on the idea of robo taxis, but it is recognizing it can no longer afford to spend billions of dollars on the technology. NPR's Camilla Domina ski reports. Uber has always aimed big. It wanted to operate around the globe. It wanted to replace personal car ownership. And when it came to self driving technology, uber wanted to play a starring role in that revolution and make a fortune off of it. There's a huge huge Like positive impact of society when driverless cars become a thing that was uber co founder Travis Kalinic at a World Economic Forum event in 2016, and after Kalinic was pushed out of uber because of numerous scandals, new CEO Dark Khazar shot he was still optimistic. He spoke at Davos and 2018. We will have Autonomous cars on the road. I believe with him that the next 18 months not as a kind of Ah test case but as a real case out there just a few months after that remark, a self driving uber on a test run, struck and killed a pedestrian and Tempe, Arizona. After that deadly crash, Uber pulled its test vehicles off the road for a while, but research into self driving software continued. The goal was to eventually offer rides without needing to pay drivers. But while self driving technology has been improving, it's not close to making uber any money and that research is very expensive. They put a lot of money. It's in the billions. Daniel Ives is with Wedbush Securities. After all these years, Uber's recognizing its limitations. It's never turned a profit and the pandemic has it. Bleeding money. Self driving could still be part of Uber's future and years to come through partnerships, but the company won't be developing the technology in house. This is a shitty jik vision, but ultimately going to really play out. They were gonna need to sell this business. They could not support that level of our he needed to make this successful. All that expertise is heading to a startup named Aurora that's working on self driving trucks. Uber isn't getting any cash in exchange. I have says this transaction is all about getting a money loser off the books. It's a sign the company that always dreamed big is narrowing its focus. Uber is doubling down on ride hailing and food delivery as it chases that elusive profit. Camilla dominates key NPR news
FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to 'stay home'
"The FBI is now investigating bogus robo calls that warned voters across the country to stay home to be safe a senior homeland security official tells reporters a federal investigation is under way into anonymous robo calls that have picked up in the final days before the election some calls featured a computerized female voice saying time to stay home stay safe and stay home and although the election isn't specifically mentioned some who receive the calls say it feels like voter suppression a tracking company reports there were ten million calls just in the month of October and more were reported this week and this appears to be a sophisticated effort meanwhile a different batch of robo calls was reported in flint Michigan falsely telling voters they should wait until Wednesday because of long lines Jackie Quinn Washington
Full Self-Driving Limited Beta Released
"Everybody Robin our here today even though we are less than a day out from Tesla's q earnings report, we already have news up staging mills results Tesla has started to a very limited way roll out the full self-driving rewrite Beta, and we are already starting to see some videos from that Beta pop up online. So today's episode is going to be focused on that because this is game changing technology that we're seeing happen right now. So I've put together a compilation of those videos. These have been shared on twitter by Tesla owner, Silicon Valley and Brandini nine, one six and raising them with their permission. So let's check out these clips and then analyze a bit as we go through. Our had. So the first thing that we notice as the car autonomously approaches this intersection here is just the new user interface. So this is not the final version. It'll be cleaned up a lot when this actually is sort of wide release ready I'm sure. But the first thing that sticks out just the amount of detail that's being captured here just from Tesla's vision system. It's using the cameras to put this entire scene together without hd maps. So here we go through the intersection and Thomas left hand turn. And, it's able to complete it. So this is one of the main missing features right now, and it is here in the Beta on surprisingly. But great to see that it's accessible handles turn. Though, in this case, it did have a lead vehicle I'm sure we'll see some other ones here in a second without that lead vehicle. So again, zooming in on the you, I hear you can just see the massive amount of detail that's being generated again from the vision system in the Tesla it seeing across the road at a t intersection here. Mapping the basically the outlines segments of the entire road using the dividing lines here, and then the lanes that are available for the tussle to switch ends you. which you can see in this case, it's navigating over into the left lane. Giving that update that now occurs now stopping for traffic light and fifty feet, and again we're GONNA see another left hand turn here. Once that turns green, which does he can see a turn green there on the UI. Maybe a little bit of hesitation there tough to tell but in this case, no lead vehicle. And it does manage to make. That left turn. And again, you can see the interpretation of the road here. And this is all happening at night right now. Obviously, the Beta just came out. So all the videos are from night driving so far, and you can still see even with. without the benefit of daylight tussle is still able to. Get a really good representation seemingly although we can't really tell outside the vehicle obviously but of the of the entire seems to be up Senate here. Rats I'M GONNA pause on this one as we head into it. As you can see, this is around out I. Wasn't sure if this would make it into the limited Beta release here but it seems to you and this you know it's tough to think of other features that wouldn't be here if we've got the roundabout in this in this version so you can see again with just the vision system here not using HD maps or anything like that Tesla's recognizing that this is around about intersection it's mapping out the roundabout here in the same color that you would normally see the lane lands that you are not supposed obviously cross. So really cool to see that. Let's watch it travel through here. Again, this one's from Brandini nine, one six. So yielding there it seems. Navigates through there. So, pretty cool. Brandini did say that for that one he did take over manual control at the end but I believe he said that was because his passenger was a little bit a word about itsel he said it would have handled it fine. So exciting see the roundabout here is another video again, a little bit more high resolution. This time we can see again the scene, the lead car here being mapped with green box versus some of those purple or red boxes that we've seen on other vehicles. Indicating that, it's you know traveling in the same direction. Looks like he changed his following distance, they're a bit. CNC. Vehicles off to the side appearing in yellow or red. Even as far out as as over there. In oncoming you know cross lanes. You can see those vehicles appearing and then the lead vehicle turns out. Tessa continues on its path. Read through an intersection with the green light. And, this one's really interesting Brandini on twitter said that this, there's a pedestrian approaches in this case he's GonNa take a left turn here he said the vehicle signals back on what he's doing what he's got mapped in terms of his navigate on autopilot directions. So let's go ahead and watch this. And it looks like this may be sort of an unmarked road here that tussles just sort of interpreting where the lane lane line should be. So you can see it approach the stop sign here. Mapping out a lot of details waiting for this card across. Its even picking up the biker land sign here in the other lane. There's the pedestrians. There are the pedestrians and it makes that left hand turn again with no lead vehicle. So super cool to see that this is more robust than even I expected this absolutely seems to be a step change from the report so far people have been very, very happy with it. I think this makes a Robo taxi vision from Tesla much more real because this is what you want I do as feature complete that means the Tesla vehicle is going to be autonomously capable of navigating the entire trip. In some cases, it's not gonna be everything but people are going. To go on rides and Tesla vehicles where they don't have to intervene one single time and that is going to make this so much more real feeling than has up until this point and of course, those drivers should still be diligently monitoring because there are certainly going to be corner cases that takes some time and more data to get ironed out
Antitrust Suit Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Dominance Over Rivals
"The Department of Justice is suing Google accusing it of being quote a monopoly gatekeeper for the Internet Google's worth about a trillion dollars, which is very big and the DOJ says, it's abusing its dominance over smaller rival companies. Google's chief legal officer can't Walker calls this lawsuit deeply flawed in a statement eleven republican state attorney general joined that suit including Arkansas Leslie Rutledge who's on with me now good. Morning. Good Morning. Thanks so much for having me on today of course, state attorneys, General. I should say were investigating Google. What is the most compelling evidence that investigation uncovered that says to you what Google is doing is illegal and we should sue the company. Correct when when people google something, they believe that it frees Google and that they're gonNA get the best products for. Brought up to them on that search engine. But what we have found through those investigations Google has manipulated. Those search engines they have. Exclusivity contract essentially when you buy apple products and automatically thoughts Google and when you type something into new goal and populate, you may not be getting the the best products the best services to you rather you're getting Google wants you to she and that's what so concerning is that they control ninety plus percent of the market space in the search engine world. I'm going to get to the point you're making about default in just a moment but a thing that I am very curious about have you gotten specific complaints from your constituents in Arkansas? Saying Google is making it hard for me to do X.. Y.. And Z in a way that is illegal. We received thousands of complaints. Every single week is some you know about search engine, some about Robo calls, and so I'm don't have those in front of me unfortunately right now. But yes, we receive complaints about people not being able to find or perhaps their products not being populated wise. My product why am I services can't on page ten of a Google search when it clearly the most popular product, it should be on page one. Okay. Let's move to the question of. The default search engine. So one of the main arguments in favor of google the argument that Google would make is it is free in the sense that I am not paying anything when I know Google my name for example, which I try not to do it is the best that's Google's argument. And if you want to change your search engine, Google says, here's how you do it. In fact, in their statement responding to the lawsuit, they actually have instructions on how to change a search engine from Google to say bing why don't you buy that? Well it. It is the default and the reason why we don't is because again because they control ninety percent plus of the the market space in this area, and so I, it's not hard to shut out competition when you've already shut out competition and people go has now become a verb. It's not simply a noun, it's not simply a company. And so people use it to describe even if they were using being or some other search engine, they will say, well, what made Google. That and they might go to being they're not going to say let me being that and it has. To be a verb I mean I get what you're saying, but that's not A. It, that's not illegal but the deceptive trade practices, and that's why we're bringing this antitrust lawsuit. Stating that and pushing out the competition where there can be no competition is illegal and that's why we've worked with the Department of Justice. Attorney General Bar in these other ten states to bring this suit against Google we want Americans to have the best products. The Best Services I know if my two year old daughter get sick at night and I'm searching I'm googling if you will to find a pediatrician or how to help her. Doctor and the best medication I. Don't want what doodle says as best I want the actual best and that's what every American wants. When they look for something we don't want something three just because we want the best that's free. The lawsuit talks about the need for quote, structural remedies but then it doesn't offer any details. What are the structural remedies that you envision? Are you talking about breaking apart parts of this business? Not, necessarily no. Not at all and. Lowering. More competition to come in there are so many new and innovative models for Serge Emerging. But in order for those models to have a chance, we need google to break it stranglehold over the Internet. So it doesn't mean breaking apart the company it means breaking apart the stranglehold breaking apart that ninety plus percent of the market place. you talking about Google doing something voluntarily which many businesses would argue they that is not in their interest and they shouldn't do it. Linney. Ask You. About something about who's joined this suit. So it's eleven republican state attorneys General New Democrats just yet as I understand it historically Republicans have not been in favor of many types of government regulation of private business. The trump administration often is not what makes this particular case different Well we would I strongly encourage our democratic colleagues from across the country to join these efforts. I know that we've been conversations with him, and so this doesn't necessarily have to be a partisan effort. We would love to be about partisan effort. And yes. While Republicans, we are not a fond over regulation by governments however when you have companies or big tech companies. Are Shutting out competition or who are impacting individuals free speech rights and yes, we will step in and that's our job as. The chief law enforcement and the chief legal officer of our respective states and working with the Department of Justice. Are you considering signing onto any similar lawsuits against other tech giants? So facebook apple an Amazon Spring to mind. Well. it has making starting in recent weeks and months with what we're seeing from big tech companies who are blocking. Speech on their platforms speech that it's not necessarily a violent or destructive that rather speech if they do not agree with and so we want all Americans or whatever platform they're using the exercise, their free speech, and to be able to use these platforms and to not be shut out simply for political reasons. As you know right now we're approaching the November thirty election. Many people are already voting absentee or early voting states and Show signed can big tech companies blocking speeches become very concerning. It is something that we were talking about on a national level
Driverless taxis to be available in Phoenix 'in weeks'
"Tech news It's rock nerds in a flash in a big milestone for self driving vehicles. Waymo said yesterday. It'll open up its autonomous right Helling service to the general public at Metro Phoenix. And that means in the next few weeks, people in the Phoenix area can hell a taxi like would be lift or uber ride, hop in the car and go wherever they want to go and take into the deaf destination. And the only difference is the car will be driving itself. No about that Waymo Alphabet self driving vehicle division has been testing these cars. In the Phoenix area since 2016 they feel like they got it down. Okay, slowly upgrading its technology and capacity to eventually roll out fully fledged commercial service. Hundreds of human guinea pigs. They have been experimenting with these robo taxi services through the way meow one app. The announcement yesterday expands the current program it in a couple of ways existing customers off Waymo one can start taking the friends and family along for a ride, and by November, Waymo will make the APP available to more people the general public in the Phoenix area. Now,
Getting Lots Of Political Messages On Your Phone? Here's How You Stop Them.
"Mayor Jenny Durkin's budget proposal. There was a lot of talk about how much money Seattle police should get. Some activists want the budget for the police department cut in half. Some neighborhood groups say there's no backup plan today. SPD is releasing new details. They're having a news conference on their new Community Response group, which is aimed at reducing 901 call response Times and reimagining policing this as many people still are calling for deeper cuts to their budget next year. Based on all of the comments that they heard we are expecting that City Council members will be spending the next couple of weeks, drafting up new amendments and changes to the budget proposals. The next meeting on the budget is at the end of the month. That's cool, mostly stole. That's SPD news conference she mentioned has set for 3 30 this afternoon, Several cities in South King County have decided to distance themselves from King County's proposal to use a new sales tax. To build housing for the homeless. We get more on this from Como's Carleen Johnson, Britain, tequilas, Auburn and Kent are poised to adopt a local sales tax for affordable housing using authority of the state legislature granted earlier this year. It would mean those cities keep the tax money. It would not go into a Countywide sales tax proposed by executive doubt. Constantine Constantine wants to purchase motels, nursing homes and derelict facilities to be converted into permanent supportive housing and services for chronically homeless people. The more cities up out of the county tax, the less revenue there will be for his proposal. Public. Ola reports that Renton and can't have clashed with Constantine over the relocation of hundreds of formerly homeless people in the hotels in their cities during the pandemic, and other city leaders have complained about being left out of any discussion with Constantine as he crafted this proposal. Carleen Johnson coma news, Political ads and messages always seem to spike right before major elections, and this year there is a huge surge and political texts. Not everybody's happy about it either. Almost, Connie Thompson explains what you could do if it's getting to be too much. Such political campaigns are targeting smartphone screens more than ever, really started to see the upswing, actually, in August and September. Julia Porter works for Robo Killer, a tech company that helps block unwanted cell phone messages. They're analytics show. The political text messages have surpassed campaign robo calls from 350 million political text in June to more than one billion for the month of September. It's legal Rouble killer says both parties appear to be accelerating their texting strategies, thanks in part to technology known as peer to peer testing. The technology of that system will text people individually rather than from an auto dialers. Eso prior consent technically is not required. How did they get your number? Remember certain voter information becomes public record through your voter registration and or returned ballots that may contain your name and phone number, but you may have opted into correspondent by donating or signing up for campaign information. How do you stop it? Contact the campaign and asked to be removed from their list. Opt out online or go the app route where text and call blocking companies like rubble. Killer Take care of it for you. You tell rebel killer which types of categories of calls you'd like to block on Global killers. Album algorithm gets to work and as incoming unwanted calls are happening, we're blocking those for you. Or just ignore them and expect the pursuit of your screen toe likely gained Momenta between now and November. 3rd Rubble Killer suggests that you also remember that you might be giving information yourself by making it available on social media. So they suggest that you Google your own phone number because you might discover That you don't have the privacy settings that you think you do. You can find more of Connie stories on our website. Come on. News toe calm. Just checked the consumer page. Camo news time 8 41,
Boston - A racist robocall is making the rounds in North Andover during a state rep. race
"Call is backing a state state lawmaker lawmaker running running for for re re election. election. It's It's a a call call the the candidate candidate is is denouncing denouncing and and wants wants stopped. stopped. The The FBI FBI and and Attorney Attorney general general are are investigating investigating as W. B. C's sherry. Small reports, most candidates running for reelection welcome support for their campaign. But incumbent Democratic State lawmaker for the 18th Essex District Trump win says a racist robo call that circulating is urging people to vote for her. Neither will Nor the Massachusetts Democratic Party authorized or endorse the call. According from them, it's a black white people means black laces. Thank goodness why people will be a minority in a few years. Some constituents in her district forwarded her the recordings of the calls, she says it was disturbing to listen to when we have a message like that, that's so divisive. Trouble us and really doesn't reflect the values of the people of this district. Sherry Small W B Z Boston's news radio.
Two conservative political operatives charged with misleading voter robocalls
"In August people in Detroit who were registered voters the trait is majority Democrat city. It's nearly eighty percent African, American registered voters in Detroit this summer. who had phone numbers in the three one three Detroit area code. They started getting calls that kind of seemed like crimes. And I'm going to play the call for you here. I will tell you before I play it that it is what you're about to hear on this call is unmitigated Bo Punky none of this is true but this is the call slash crime that went out to detroiters this summer. I'm. Not Ninety nine. Founded by Jack Berkman and Jacob. ooh. Mandarin voting found great but they do know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be other public they that will be leaked assignments to track down. So worn and being used a credit card companies to collect outstanding debt the city even pushing. For they've only to try people for mandatory. I'll be connected door formation for the main. State. Where both by. Wear vote by mail. Vote by mail, your personal information is going to be given to the police to track you down for any old warrants and your personal information will be given to credit card companies to track you down for any old debt, and then the CDC is going to use that information. If you vote by mail to hunt you down and make you take mandatory vaccines that you don't want. Right that's all horse hockey. None of that is true voting by mail in Michigan doesn't actually put your personal information out there anywhere registering the vote means registering to vote but beyond that, how you vote doesn't matter at all. But when Sandra McNeill, on WWe, in Detroit got that recording of call they started looking into it. See if it was a one offer to see if this is more widespread thing. They started looking into it. So did the State Attorney General and the Michigan Secretary of State and those state officials held a press conference and they took the unusual step of releasing the audio recording of that call. So that other people who might have received, it would recognize it but also I think to put people on notice that this was misinformation and if you get this, this is not only wrong. This is potentially a crime they gave a stern public warning saying they're working to find out who was sending these absolutely false calls full of disinformation trying to intimidate voters they asked for members of the public to let them know if they too had received a call like this record, the call record, the date, and time you received it record any identifying information that came in with the call on your caller, id or anything like that. Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that it is a felony under Michigan Law to deter or otherwise disrupt a person attempting to vote. So they went big with it. They basically said in that press conference five or so weeks ago you know listen you're targeting mostly black registered voters to dump all this disinformation on them to try to stop them voting by mail the you may think this is cute but this is illegal in this state and we're coming for you. Well today they made good on that threat tonight Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced felony charges that have been filed against the two men whose names were listed at the beginning of that call. They have publicly denied having anything to do with this call. They've said, this must be some liberal group trying to make them look bad. It should be noted that callers received these calls also got caller ID messages saying the calls for coming from one of the two men's phone numbers. these guys are are trump supporters and conservative activists with a history of making flamboyant false claims at one point during the special counsel's investigation Robert Muller's office released a public statement announcing that they had referred these guys to the FBI after multiple women came forward to say that these guys had offered them money to make up sexual assault allegations against Robert. Muller. They referred them to the FBI for that. I. Wonder Whatever happened to that FBI referral. These gentleman also fabricated sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge in the heat of the Democratic primary that allegation fell apart when the person they put forward to make those charges against people to judge publicly recanted and admitted that it wasn't true and publicly explained that these guys had put him up to it. They also tried to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Dr Anthony FAUCI. Seriously they offered cash rewards anybody who would say they heard Joe Biden using racial epithets right. These guys are a peach of a pair and they have been doing this kind of stuff to try to boost the trump campaign and to boost the trump presidency they've been doing it for a long time now apparently with impunity. But now they are facing multiple felony charges in Michigan Four felony charges all related to the election crime of intimidating voters. With a maximum total jail time of I think twenty four years in prison. But here's what's particularly interesting here. The investigation sparked by the Michigan authorities deciding that they were going to go big and go public with this turned up the fact that this wasn't just a local thing that had happened to one or two people. It wasn't even a Michigan specific attack turns out the calls out all over I. It was a Chicago Alter woman a local official in Chicago who alerted the board of elections there that she too had received this racist robocall. At her home in Chicago. Then it was people in Pittsburgh, and in Philadelphia who all said, they got this excuse me this same call. When Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan announced these felony charges today she said, the her office conferred with the Attorney General in Illinois or Chicago is and in Pennsylvania where Philly in Pittsburgh are but she says, she also conferred with the Attorneys Journal in New York and in Ohio because it turns out these calls have been going out to majority black districts registered voters in majority black districts all over the country in all in announcing these charges today the Michigan Attorney General's office estimates that eighty five, thousand of these calls have gone out. Just in the past few weeks trying to terrify black voters into not voting by mail at. Eighty, five thousand mostly black voters getting these calls saying if you vote by mail the CDC's going to put you on a list for mandatory vaccination that you don't want. If you vote by mail the credit card companies are going to track you down to find all your debt. If you vote by mail, the police are coming for you. Eighty five thousand of these calls. In. Multiple States. Over a period of weeks. After Attorney General Dana Nessel announced these charges today in Michigan. She didn't interview with that reporter from Wj, who helped break this thing open from the start with that tip from a listener. Reporter Sandra McNeill she asked the AG. The question that actually has been on my mind since I first heard about this story, which is, why did these guys have the goal to use their own names on this robocall? which so obviously appears to be a crime in progress trying to intimidate voters why would you put your name on that while committing that crime that's like robbing a bank and handing your real business card everybody might have witnessed it. Attorney General Nestle told the reporter from WWe Jay in response quote I honestly think that they've gotten away with so many things for so long. They thought that no, one would do anything they thought it wouldn't matter. Turns out matters. Joining us now live from Michigan is the Great State of Michigan's attorney, General Nestle Madam Attorney General. Thank you so much for being here. Tonight know it's a busy time. For having me I really appreciate your use of the term bull hockey I've never heard that before. But they use it. Bowl puppy and horse hockey are terms of art. You're welcome to use either of them. I don't even collect commission anymore. Does ask if I've got any of that wrong or if there's any important part of this. Case that you brought today that you announced today that I've missed. Now I think it was a summation. But what I think I'd like people to know is first of all, you know, yeah, that was twelve thousand calls that were made to the state of Michigan really centralized in the city of Detroit, the three one, three area area code, which is the city of Detroit. The thing about this, that's twelve thousand calls the twelve thousand potential voters trump won the state of Michigan by just over ten thousand votes. So I mean this is incredibly impactful and what I thought about for a long time. What is the point of having all these laws on the books in regard to voter suppression voter intimidation threats against voters if we never actually. Enforce them and what we know about twenty six sixteen is that trump didn't win because of the people who voted for him in Michigan he wanted because of the people who didn't voted all and that is what I think. These folks are trying to accomplish trying to suppress the vote and scare people into not voting action t during the course of a global pandemic, and we're not having it in this state just absolutely neck when you accept that these individuals can be so brazen as to attach themselves personally to these phone calls and think they can just get away with it. If they think it's funny that can joke around about it behind bars as far as I'm concerned. Is there a technical reason why cases like this are hard to bring? Obviously, these gentlemen have the. Office charged today they have their names on the front of this robocalled. They've since publicly denied that they actually made the robocall and said, somebody else must have done this in their names in order to make them look bad or prank them when it comes to the technical nature of proving that these were the people who in the charges conspired to and ultimately committed these acts voter intimidation is it hard to prove? Well. Unfortunately, for Mr, role and Mr Berkman Bud year ago, and my aunt established one of the first set anti. Robo calling task forces and so we were interested at the time in political related robocalls. We were interested in those calls that are made that ended up defrauding, he will and scamming people. So we already had the technology in place. So we knew where these calls were coming from and that allowed us to work with authorities in the state of California and thanks to my good friend. Attorney General Sarah in California who assisted us in this investigation but we have compelling evidence that these individuals committed these crimes and we're quite clear and confident about who the perpetrators of these crimes were. They just obviously never thought that we would actually end up investigate and actually charge but you know voter suppression is a very serious matter as Thomas Paine so So famously stated many years ago I voting is the right upon which all other rights are dependent. So if you deprive somebody of their ability to vote you deprive him of everything else in. Life and you know this has gone on for far too long. I think many people are tired of their scams. This isn't the first time that we've investigated these guys. As you noted, there was a an incident involving judge that involved the state of Michigan, an individual who lived in the state of Michigan. So it's not the person. I've seen their names. On a piece of paper in my office. And we're tired of them coming into our state and stirring up this kind of trouble by using false and misleading statements and trying to threaten or intimidate voters.
Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman charged in Michigan in connection with false robocalls
"Felony charges in connection with false robo calls the name to keep residents in Detroit and other American cities from voting by mail. Jacob Wall and Jack Burkman each face four felony counts in Detroit. They're accused of conspiring to intimidate voters and Of using a computer for criminal activity. Michigan's attorney general says the calls told residents in Detroit and at least four other states that voting by mail could subject people to arrest debt collection and forced vaccination. Wool and Bergmann have both denied involvement. 5 43.
Self-driving cars are still going to take a long time, people
"A few years ago I visited a super promising company called Lanar which makes light our technology or light detection and ranging. It's the technology that helps autonomous cars. See the world around them now luminary is going public it plans to enable autonomous driving on highways, but only on highways by twenty, twenty two, it's kind of like what Tesla promises with autopilot accept less human intervention is required. Austin Russell is CEO and founder of Luminaires. He told me. Yeah. Getting self driving cars working in cities is really hard but autonomous highway driving is easier and cheaper. You'll actually be able to get on a highway with this enable autonomous mode. You know take your hands off is off read a buck, use your phone work on your Laptop Watch a movie, take a nap, and then a couple of minutes before the final exit of planned manual take over to drive to the final destination we're talking you know cost on the order of one. Thousand Dollars as opposed to one hundred, thousand dollars for these kinds of autonomous vehicles. That's something. They can actually put into a consumer vehicle something that you could buy this approach though has also been referred to as kind of mushy middle of automation. We've already sort of seen people over rely. Let's say on technology like autopilot not take control when they need to this feels like it almost even increases the opportunity for that like straight up go to sleep on the freeway and the expectation is I'll wake up in time to take my exit. I can kind of see where that could go wrong in a hurry. The main difference between a level two assisted driving system and an automated driving system like in this case, it has end end functionality within a given operational domain. That's really what is there you know ultimately, it's up to the OEM to determine the specific functionality and domain on the day specifically determined and fully tested and validated over these areas ukases to be safe in you know I. It doesn't necessarily mean that initially every car that you buy, we'll be able to convert a transformer into asleep pot. I understand the technical difference. That, you're describing between autonomy assisted, driving I suspect most consumers will not, and we actually know that most consumers use us to driving in a way that is frankly closer to. Drivers would behave if they were expecting full autonomy, you know. But. It feels like a distinction without a difference and. Then anything that goes wrong is really highly publicized. Does that ultimately hurt adoption you know does taking a stair step approach make the long-term adoption. Less likely because there's a lack of trust. The answer is as it relates to systems day right now absolutely I mean the the amount of folks that are calling assist driving systems autonomous right now I'd say it actually happens more often than not. You know in described inaccurately than accurately and. It will an has posed challenges for sure I, mean even for the you know for the various accidents that have happened today, all of these systems are because. They rely on a backup driver to be constantly paying attention because he would be getting an accident left and right. If there wasn't anyone paying attention, they don't pay attention for some finite amount of time. That happens to be that time when they didn't need to be and then it gets an accident and either leads to some kind of serious injury or fatality, which is extremely unfortunate. It gives the whole autonomous vehicle space of a bad name for those things. It's like, okay. Well, why didn't want to prevent it? Well, it wasn't designed to do that was not the purpose of what that technology is in this current state. So there needs to be a very clear distinct difference I. Mean. That's why when we're talking about the deployment of this kind of system. It really is an has to be before it's deployed otherwise, it just won't be deployed. Safer, than human level capability in the operating domain that is defined to be in, there has to be very clear lines very clear distinction. I don't think to be frank. There's a huge use case for us the the level to assist driving systems that are out there today I think it's to be frank a little bit gimmicky in the sense that. It kind of as you said, lows you into a false sense of security that you can. Kind of you know take your hands off relax. The reality is, is that just like when you're driving at any other point anything can happen at any moment you have to be ready to take over at an instantaneous notice you know on average it'll maybe only give you a a second heads up. Before, you actually need to take over. So I think that's where there needs to be a fundamental shift there needs to be very clear distinction and when you're operating in autonomous mode. With, our sending system software on the car that's where you know. On average would be safer than human level capability that that's the baseline level of what's needed to be able to see this through. On these vehicles. So in that respect domain. I feel like when we talked a couple of years ago you were the guy who's GonNa. Fix It all and I wonder like why not just kind of go all the way? Why not be the person who solves the urban autonomy problem why not release the full end end solution? The way that it is, this is the entry way into the long-term vision around you level for five rebel taxis. The main challenge though is there has to be a commercially viable application of the technology in the near term to be able to really ensure this industry get successfully realized from a data perspective if you WANNA be able to successfully deploy something outside of one specific city you're. Going to need a huge amount of high quality data including this three light our data everywhere around the world we'll have our own fleet out on the road giving data back to be able to better inform the system, and that's the kind of foundation. You can build a global scale urban Robo taxi system off of not just the near Trump Lauder Austin wrestles CEO and founder of luminaires her.
"robo" Discussed on KGO 810
"Everybody. Michael many radio Our telephone number is 8080 a 10 feel free to call If you have a consumer question, a concern if you want to argue Me or one of our gas. Give us a call 0808 10 Right now, in a live line. We have quality. He just CEO of you may always here to talk about robo ball. That's generally what we talked that Alex about a Alex. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me a I I appreciate you giving me a peace here weekend. Let's start by explaining why you male is so that everybody knows where you're coming from. And what your knowledge base it's so you mail is a call protection app. It prevents Robo calls from ringing your phone or leaving you unwanted voice mail spam. How much does the mail cost? It's totally free. We can't see charging people for a problem They didn't create. It's like your guardian angel, Alex. Well, we do our best Tio try to keep those calls from bothering consumers. So you guys totally keep track of these. The last time you and I talked about these calls was at the beginning the pandemic and the calls had dropped off, right? Yeah, they did. I mean, it was kind of amazing. Back in April, we had 2.8 billion robo calls, which sounds like a lot, but it was less than half of the peak back in October, so they dropped off tremendously Explain. Just cracked me up. When you explained it to me, Alex explain to people why they fell off. So the primary reason is the pandemic and the pandemic closed call centers or forced them to operated, You know, very limited capacity could you have to separate all the people in the call centres? And there's just no point in making a robo call. If there's nobody there when they answer and press one, or, you know, called the number back. It was really simple. There's just nobody to handle the Evil calls. There was nobody there to close the deal, right? That's right. And, you know, it wasn't just the bad guys who was also I'm sure you found out he had a credit card problem that calling your credit card company you might be on hold for hours because they had the same issue. So now that was then This is now so pandemic is still raging that we're all just going backto work, apparently or we're making Ah, ways to work safely. So what's going on? Why are the calls back up again? Well, so the rubble culture back up because some call centers are back open, especially foreign ones. You know, they figured out how to safely get people back in, you know, not not anywhere near like what? It was back in in February, but they've made some strides. And so that's why robocalls have gone from about 2.8 billion in April, up to 3.6 billion herself 3.7 billion in August, which is a pretty hefty increase percentage wise. So just business getting back to normal. I think this is getting back to normal kind of more slowly than everybody would like to see. And a side effect of that is that we get fewer robo calls, but I should also give credit to some of the enforcement actions that have taken place. So you know the health insurance scam call that everybody hated to get and was often calling people. 23 times a day. That person got a $250 million find from the FCC and the carriers are refusing to carry His traffic. And so there's a couple 100 million calls a month that have disappeared and there are a few other actions like that that have taken place, too. So it's the virus plus a little more effective enforcement. Why is enforcement more effective? Are they working harder to they care more about it, or they just lucking out. I think there's a couple of things. One is a technological perspective. It's now possible to trace back. Robo calls to the source. So when someone calls EU mailer week, and it's a scam call, we concede that information to something called the trace back group, which can then work its way through all the carriers to find out. Hey, this This call happened to be initiated at this particular carrier and the FCC may send a letter to that Carrie saying Stop carrying this traffic and if they don't stop their carriers get set off. And I think that aggressive posture plus technology and as making a difference. Why, When we get a word in this fight, it seems like they come in waves. So all of a sudden Everyone is I'm getting all these fake auto warranty ads or getting fake Social Security Not and sorry Robo calls is that just one guy? Or is it people have seen it? It's working for that guy and and they jump it. How does that happen? That we get this wave of, Ah, of kind of a single scam? Well, you know, it's really interesting..
"robo" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"Which is National Glory and to Demonstrate Your Prize in space? Nearly difference will be instead of the Soviet Union, a article comparing itself to China well Tim I appreciate your Pun forty reference, but of course Ernest Rutherford was wrong when he used the term moonshine to describe the possibilities of splitting the atom. That's right He. He said it could never be done. And maybe one day we'll have helium. Three reactors on earth does not quite sure it's worth spending hundreds of billions of dollars to go in mind. The stuff until that day arrives fair enough. I'm glad to know that you're fiscally probate. My final question to you tim is. Do you think that you will go? Will I actually see you on one of the rockets I'm on it. I think I need to switch careers from journalism to something a lot more lucrative vibe, any shots of Venus faced. You might be able to go for story. Make It. You're you listening? Thanks a lot, Tim, thanks can. And you can read more about the future space travel in the upcoming edition of the Economist and to subscribe Goto economists dot com slash radio offer for twelve issues for twelve dollars or twelve pounds. And that's all for episode of garbage while you with us, please give us a rating on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen, it makes a big difference. I'm Kooky PA and in London where I'm planning my holiday on Mars. This is the economist..
"robo" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"Could doctors enter augmented reality to help them treat patients with businesses like covid nineteen. Hello and welcome to Babich from a communist radio, our weekly podcast on technology and science. I'm curious, Kuta. A senior editor at economist and coming up on today's show. At a moment went. International cooperation is facing increasing opposition and obstacles. Science is bucking the trend. Darrow Gill of IBM has a proposal for how scientific thinking can go global. It's not just about how the public sector does it behind the private sector. We need to figure this new models and maybe is open. Collaborative models is the way of the institutions of the future and he loved Musk's company. SPACEX has successively sent to people into orbit. So, what's next for human spaceflight? There's this question of. How do you pay for it and Kenniston? Washington's commotion. But I and the next patient is be one. So the next gentlemen's a sixty one year, old male who's admits it as a major among this might sound like a regular doctor's appointment. Okay, and do you have his latest bloods after fixation, but it's actually the future of medicine in action, and it's being used to help. Doctors treat patients with.
"robo" Discussed on The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
"These listeners sent is just amazing. Finally people who writes story? What about Bebop Tales? How up are not written stories? I'm more of the troubadour a storyteller of all a fireside rock on tour. Okay N we'd be up is right. We HAVE SOME AMAZING WRITERS. Who Listen To our show. These kids have incredible endings to our last story. And so today we're going to feature some of those endings and then tomorrow we'll have some more. We got over a hundred so I don't know if we'll be able to get every single ending in but we're going to shut out all of the great writers who sent in their endings and then on Friday. We'll have a new fund for you to write the ending of. That's also a really fun. Collaboration with podcast Palo Vars so stay tuned for that. Hurry so what do you say? Should we dive into some of these endings headfirst Jonathan Wilson but before we go too deep into a couple of these endings? Let's talk about some of the suggestions at endings that we got from our listeners. Like Leo. Who's eight from Maryland? He suggested that foggy says oh no I can't think of anything and then out of nowhere butts knocks them into the Marlow also knocks the aliens into the sea and then Voltron. Ix sets off fireworks people and we also got something from Dylan. Who's seven and he just suggested that the planet explodes. That would definitely end the episode of just the planet entirely blew up all right and we also got something from our pal grant. Grant sent us a picture that says since Voltron when he touches more and more comes out but maybe touches it less they disappear. They'll go up up up up up into one and he drew a picture and it says that they're shouting for joy because they turn them all into one Fluffy Alien. I like that. They all kind of unite man Oliver. Who's ten and Cameron? Who's eight Massachusetts? They wrote all of a sudden Voltron exoo powers off foggy decide to pick up one of the creatures and realizes that it as it was multiplying it had been draining power from them. Foggy decides to use a net to capture the creatures and because they can't drain his power without touching them. They disappear leaving. Only the one original alien foggy voltron eggs are still drained of power and don't have enough power to return to the space station foggy. Able to send a signal to Finn who has been incredibly worried about foggy and realized that he is in trouble. He manages to steal the ship and goes to the island and rescues foggy and Voltron. Ix Foggy realizes that he needed Vince. Help on this adventure after all. That's a really great ending. So the problem is that if you touched on they multiply and so if you use a net then you don't touch them and the draining power thing is a really interesting piece of the story to put in there that I had never thought of so. Thank you to Oliver and Cameron for Massachusetts for those amazing ideas and then our pal Samuel. He wrote in asking series of questions answering them to guide the story. This is a really great way to write a story outline the issues and then how to solve those issues. Take it easy. This is my turn all right so here his questions. Why are the aliens multiplying? Because they are like a germ sponge reacting to any dirt like substance or anything they hadn't felt before. How can they stop the multiplying? Seeing is there like a sponge. They could try to round them up without touching them when they touch each other. They become a giant monster becoming bigger and bigger. The more have touched. Oh cool so it's a similar idea to pal GRET Still Mike Herron Jonathan. Thank you all right more questions. How can decrease the population same way to talk about? Applying monster is intelligent enough to listen to voices but can't talk similar to the worm lonely from people. They can only speak by being touched. Which is a problem. Seeing is then multiplied by being touched. If you use a branch though you can hear them without the multiply yes bebop. You should have a statue of honor your seriously. A great robot owned by such a great person. Hey bebop did you say that now? I swear it's in the story and then number five. Who is going to solve the problem? I have an idea. That fog motivation is to impress. Do his job for just once goof around and act like they end up around the monsters in to the giant monster and using their Bruce dern funding techniques then they fight the giant monster together. That's a really great outline for the ending. Thank you so much Samuel Samuel. Thanks for my stack. You all right. Take it easy but I do want to say that. I really appreciate it. Samuel recognized foggies motivation. Use that to come up with his ending. Great job cool all right. Let's have an audio from our Powell. Leo I'm Leon Maxwell this is my end in. How old are you fine? Thank who the candidate they get away gun and multiply them back to nome Lola. The End. Every story is better with the Reagan Jonathan. I'm always saying you are in great job. Leo also want to say thank you so much to our pals sophie who amazing ending for us and Abigail who's six from Charlestown Massachusetts. Who said that? Maybe foggy of I'll try to should go up and tell Finn and his mom so they could try to help. Maybe you could try to catch them and they could try to teach them how to try to make something. There could catch them. And that's my idea. I love that idea. Thank you very much abigail. Thank you onto Brielle from Jacksonville Florida for her picture. All right now we're GONNA do a couple of endings that are completely written by our listeners. And don't despair if you haven't heard your shout yet. We'll be doing more of those. I PROMESSI so this first ending is written by author named Ellis who was six and a half from Sacramento California..
"robo" Discussed on The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
"Charts and foggy soared through the atmosphere of the strange planet and landed on an island. They were surrounded by Com purple waters. The island they had chosen was actually part of a vast chain of islands. Thousands of them all dotting the Purple Oceans of this planet. Okay said Foggy Kathy. Has-beens said there is animal life on this planet but no signs of true intelligent life to know said Voltron. Ix that is why they called me. Voltron ix true intelligent life Zoo really said foggy for Qazi that. Oh it's my Is My rap name civil tonics thus the name I rap under Voltron IX definitely smart zoo foggy thought about pointing out to Voltron? Ix that he couldn't even remember his own name but decided it was better to get to work. They scanned all over the island looking for any sign of life after one minute photronics said Whoa Arbutus everywhere. Go live here. The Island was very small about the size of three soccer fields side by side and while there were no trees on the island there were plenty of low bushes. The robots hadn't fully explored the China CTS. We haven't seen everything here yet. Said foggy ray should explore the before moving on and claiming there's no life explore said photonics. What is there to explore? This island is barely bigger than my foot. Von China's kicked a Bush next to foggy Bloomberg a small furry creature flu of the Bush. It was the strangest creature foggy had ever seen had thick brown soft looking for like the rabbits on earth but it had long antenna stuck up from its head it on the ends of those antenna where large is with heavy lids. It had four small legs that were now sticking straight up in the air and it was paddling them. Ferociously for the little creature was so round. Couldn't write it so and stand up. It was stuck on. Its back said foggy. My name is foggy. I am here as a representative of the famous marlow to eighty interplanetary exploratory space station. I am sorry my partner kick you on the abolish. The little animal didn't say a word just continued to scramble on. Its back trying to get right side up speak little one said foggy gala. Understand what I'm saying. The animal continued to paddle legs. Foggy thought it looked like it was listening to him like it had slowed down a bit like it had slowed down a little bit to listen or this is pouring Lewis said. Sharks are traffic smarty pants zoo. We'll fix him. The Shiny robot bent to pick up the little alien. Wow shut it foggy? He grabbed voltron. Xs Arm it is in the explorer's handbook that we are not touch the aliens. Have we can help it. It said Voltron. Ix humans do it all the time. I said foggy. Humans are always touching everything. I don't know why your mother always talking about washing their hands afterwards. Well they have to said foggy their skin is like one. Big Germ Sponge Gross said Voltron IX. Anyway it's just US robots here today so I definitely going to flip. This little guy over yelled foggy but it was too late. Volcanic said bent over and flip the little alien onto its feet. Show the little creature but this time it was in stereo because there were two of them two identical antenna. I'd for aliens. Warrants Weird said photronics our crew swore. There was just one was just one said foggy row. Maybe one was hiding beneath the other one said photonics. He picked up the two creatures at the same time and shouted the now four. Little aliens cried Voltron. Ix as he dropped to he held in his hands the floor little aliens all looked up at the robots for China's said foggy. Please stop touching them. I think your creating a problem here. It's not really a problem central trucks. Oh gathered these four up in put them in a push like they were before shotted foggy for China's grabbed the millions and then there were eight little creatures. Do they keep coming from said Bolsheviks Year said foggy anytime you touch one? They multiply several tonics. He picked one up and another one appeared on the ground below. Weird said Voltron IX. He bent down and tapped on the head. One two three for please at nine said Foggy Jubeir should stop and wash my hands said Voltron. Ix yes definitely said foggy but first we need to figure out what to do about all these little things you've created all just collect them all. It's not a big deal central tonics and he scooped up eight little creatures a party. The aliens exploded out of his arms and then jumped all around. You don't realize you are doing this. Right said foggy yawn the one making all these new miniature nuisances. It's you use. Civil trucks are realized that now. Okay now you realize it so what we do row. Rs oppose the only thing to do roots to leave several tonics. No harm no foul. So I made a couple dozen little Weirdo Agai. Alliens ASTRONOMERS ONE. Ireland is not like they can jump to another. Oh Wow yup well. They could jump really far too. Little aliens jumped high in the sky and landed on another island. They turned and wiggled their I. Ten is at foggy in Voltron. Ix Arthur brick you fun worse. Civil Charter Knicks okay. Let's think said foggy. How are we going to stop them? From multiplying he going all across this world. Got It civil onyx. He bent down and scooped up. Ten Aliens Said Foggy. The island was now full of little aliens and more. We're getting ready to jump across the water spreading out across the oceans. Worry said foggy.
"robo" Discussed on The Signal
"That that targeting could even expand even more okay so they've announced an expansion in the face the oldest criticism and then the criticism takes on a different quality. It takes on a legal quality. What kind of challenges did we start to say being mounted against Roy debt? Yeah this says Bain like the Year of litigation the year of Public Interest Litigation Against Robo debt. So in the last twelve months Victorian legal aid has brought a court what action challenging the lawfulness of the robot it's game and what was the I. Guess the basis of that challenge to the legality of this game the basis of of Victorian Glides challenge to the legality of the robots game is that essentially the Department of Human Services needed to prove that people owe debts it. It couldn't justify them. It couldn't make these figures up. It had the honest and that it had filed to do that by engaging in these automated process. Okay so what. What other legal challenges? If their bank beside the Victorian legal-aid one. This is a very different kind of legal challenge. That's also being raised. And that's a class action case by Gordon Legal. It's a kind you've commercial lulled route to try to gain restitution for people who have received robots cases one for unjust enrichment as the locals it. It's a climb for restitution for people who've lost money by being forced to pay BECO- having the patients docked For climbed either payments the Law characterizes as a climb for unjust enrichment right. So that's the cause of action that we agree and as that's unfolding as the government looking into cases more closely in wapping debts when they realized. That's not something that actually yet there is is the sense that the government is trying to resolve some debts. But it's doing it on a very ad hoc way. So for instance. We interviewed a woman whose son on he's an adult with severe intellectual disability. He had a fourteen thousand dollar robot at rise up against him and on the day we contacted the department with questions about his case. Lawyers from Santa Link contacted his mother and said we want to offer to white the recipes. So we are at Stage three bargaining the government trying to smooth things. I've with people who say that. Go wrong and after that. It's it's a pretty short wrote to sadness so at the same time as you have these Legal challenges that are being mounted. You still have these really. I guess embarrassing embarrassing cases that have been brought to light by the media. What what about the case of Bruce? McConnell the case of Bruce Machado is one of the most awful stories. I'd heard I heard about this robotic system and seven thirty a few months ago we worked on a story about Bruce and his mother and a stylish. Now Bruce I very sadly died loss g rick cardiac condition and several months after he passed away. He's mother Anastasia received moved a letter in the mail from centric and was addressed to her. And it said Bruce McConnell was six thousand dollars for his disability support pension so I was quite chanting after that I became really angry because very careful about frigging riggings department a few minutes every two weeks to state as he had worked. Anastasia McConnell also received a phone call oil from essential link officer and I said what do you want and she said Alami about berries. She says the officer called her up said she was very we. Sorry for her loss and then sit in the next breath by the way your son. Bruce is six thousand dollars to us. I also now have. I thought I could've worked his way through his paperwork when he actually was dead. And what did the government have to say about that one. I think that particular story really hit home along with the government and the Labor opposition in parliament right to really strident attack on the government about that particular case the the Government Services Minister Stewart got up and perhaps surprisingly given some of the previous comments capitulated almost entirely but this debt was wrong. It should never have been waived and he's woods with compassion should have stepped in four in this particular case because of the size of the debt. Being both uneconomical to recover as well as the length of time the department should have simply wipe the did they didn't my department was wrong. I apologize for it so this is in in July when from what we can tell. The government was still very committed to the policy despite all the setbacks and then this week seemingly out of Norway we find out the government is carrying the main part of its whole Robo debts game which brings us to acceptance the final stage and acknowledgement that. Maybe this system wasn't working as well as I should've been would you say it was a shock announcement I would say. It wasn't even an announcement at all because the way that these actually emerged was that I I got lake email that was sent internally from the Department of Human Services and effectively said that the key part of the game which she's the averaging process would no longer be used to rise debts and that quite a large number of reviews we're going to occur existing debts and that summed it's would-be frozen entirely. So you had to then read between the lines and go okay. Wait that they kind of like that. Virtually killing off Robo debt. That's exactly right. I mean the automation part of Robo debt is the real crux of it. So the legal experts today and over the last twenty four hours collectively said that this really spells the end of Robo debt because of these coal plank of it which appears to have now been totally abandoned. What what about people that have already paid that an even better question and I suspect many of them will be asking that very same question and in fact some of the Department of Human Services Staff? I was speaking to saying that. That's the phones are ringing off the hook over the last twenty four hours of people asking that question everyone really wants to ally GonNa. We'll be able to get their money back. And the answer is that in some cases some of those people. Potentially we'll be flagged for review and I will get their money back. What was is that finally did Roy? Deaden yeah I mean. There's a lot of speculation around what it was that caused the sudden dramatic backflip and and certainly one of the biggest things is these looming Victoria l'egalite federal court case. That's due to start in about two weeks so batory I was ready to go guns. Blazing they have. What I believe is a very strong argument to contest this game that I think could really really have demolished the lawfulness of it and certainly there is one view that perhaps the lawfulness or the the the that legal challenge could potentially have been one one of the factors that led to this dramatic turn? So is this the end of Robo debt. It's hunt to say it's very hard to say whether these really be the end. It's undergoing tweaks before this certainly seems to be the end talk of a very coal pot of this game But whether or not it will leave on well. I think we're going to have to wait and see over the next few months. Yeah is is there a sixth stage of grief which is resurrection. That's very terminator in sci-fi what am I to debts and things will come. That's my will be the price that's for today's episode side of the signal if you would like to reach the email is the signal at ABC dot net you We love to hear your tips and we'll be back tomorrow. We'll catch you within by. 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"robo" Discussed on The Signal
"Remember Roy debt in two thousand sixteen as a way to clawback scintillating over the payments. The government introduced automated system to calculate and chase those debts and after years of doggedly defending the government has more or less killed off Why now I'm Angela an understatement? It's down the signal robot it as tall in the five stages of grief. Okay so you know the five stages of grief of course the five steps I mean you start with denial like on this. This isn't happening and you've got anger. Yes anger in my favorite which is bargaining followed closely by sadness of goals and then crucially early acceptance where you come to terms with little. Yeah very familiar So now Robo debt seems to have departed us. We wanted to retrace the government's process us of letting it go so road. It was a federal governments game. Set Up in twenty sixteen and it was announced primarily. I guess in the Federal Federal Budget as a budget savings measure and the view was that it was a game that was going to use dot matching to improve how the federal government government collected all managed welfare payments. So this is both barrel. He's a report of a seven thirty and has been falling Robo debt ever since the beginning. If you are on Santa Link in two thousand sixteen what would suddenly happen. Is You'd get a letter in the mail and it would ask you to check your income information and what these letters were seeking is evidence of the amount that people being paid at that point in time so people were suddenly in the position where I had to chase down pie. Ice Leaps from Y Y back in order to try and make this letters terms. And if you didn't they might be an assumption made that oh you had been occupied. That's exactly right. And that assumption was based on this process of averaging income data that had been compared with the the Australian tax office so to give you an example of what income averaging looks like. Let's say your student on Youth Allowance and you work at a ski lodge for three months over the winter period But then you don't work at all for the rest of the year now. That working for that three months not kicked your income support payment EPA time if you declared it appropriately but suddenly when it's averaged across a much larger period it can look like you've found onto the Claire Income. You can look more importantly look like you've exceeded your incoming certain periods and that can potentially Mike at a p that you'll payment should have been lowered in certain periods when actually there was no issue at all in the past because there was a human element to Working out whether or not people the the government money in this way. That's the kind of thing that would have been picked up prior to ride debt. That's right so the way that some people have described at is effectively a reversal of the onus of proof with people being asked to provide all these evidence Diet declared the payslips in their income at the time often five often often the fact instead of the department being asked to justify the fact that it's rising and dead on papal. When did we start hearing about the issues? When did people start coming out and saying hey hang on a second? I don't think this is right. Not long after this game started. What people were saying thing was that hang on? I declared all my income to send to link at the time. I did exactly what I asked and now five years later. I'm having this debt. Raised against me. And this just Susan Rod and what kind of impact was that having on people because you know we put it in context of someone who is on and off new start. Maybe he doesn't have a lot of savings any money in the bank. Necessarily at all maybe even some debt going on what what kind of impact was one to five thousand dollars worth of debt having on papal offer some of these people. The impact was devastating. Having these debts suddenly raised against them it was a real shock. E caused huge amounts of anxiety Heidi and particularly for people who were more vulnerable created a just an extraordinary stress on them and so when we had these stories coming out towards the two thousand sixteen people saying hang on a second. I'm not sure about this. What was the government's response? What did they say? Initially the gunman's initial response to this scheme and some of the early criticisms of it was very much that it's no shoes and it was going going to continue doing what it was. It was business as usual brought. So they're just not this fine. You always money off you go. That's right and Allentown Human Services Minister Said said that if he thought that people are their money he had no hesitation with people sort of potentially being targeted on the nets game in the last six months the line fine with recouped recovered of a three hundred million dollars to the tax payer through that prices so the systems working and we will continue with that system. I'm not aware of individuals who I completely convinced that. I'm manny but have been given did neither and anyone who had a problem George Brandis. It was attorney. General at the time had this advice when I notice is issued and the appears to the person to whom notice issued a steak has been made they can context central link and Sudha problem on the ringcentral and can have a chat. How long did you wait on the phone? Thus Choline every day for one and a half hours a day as it might that cool So here we have the first stage of grief denial year because the scheme at least from where the government stood was working. The number of debt notices being sent out jumped from about twenty thousand a beyond the old system to almost one hundred and seventy thousand after just six months robot it right even as the complaints kept rolling in so in early twenty. Seventeen this is this criticism flooding around about this systems. Approach and blogger. A woman called Andy Fox writes an article for the Sydney Morning Herald about a notice that she's gotten herself how. How did the government respond to that? Yeah so any foxworthy's pace and then suddenly she saw another pace sitting out in defense of this game that contained some of the personal details from her own particular case. That was really shocking. Thing for Andy Fox of course because it appeared that the government had in fact disclosed some of her personal information for the purposes of are response pace to her original article that of course raised on huge alarm bells for people. It caused a lot more fear in the community because rub it at recipients became fearful that if they spoke out about these system their personal details could effectively be relates. I think some people callously described it as the government effectively docs and Fox at the time at this point. We seem to have moved on from denial to if not anger certainly more aggressive response from the government. Because as well as Andy Story there were other stories coming out including meeting people who'd reportedly taken their own lives after getting debt notices okay so at first the government was running this line. Everything's fine nothing to see here. When did that shift so in two thousand seventeen? There was a few things that happened. There was a major senate inquiry that was inquired about the Commonwealth Ombudsman Balked at those inquires identified that there were a whole whole range of problems with the averaging process and the automated process. Initially the rabbinate's game was purely automated. You got these letters you had a arised against you. Then no humans involved at all what they started to do to respond to this was I guess introduced a liar of human oversight into the system and that lyre of human side has taken the form of thousands of contractors who stopped phones and check over some debts to see whether there are any errands risk although even within that system there are still errors that are occurring and still many many problems that pay have been identifying so rubber debt is tweaked. Wait a little. But it still has the government's backing and not only that they announced they're expanding the program so the main target of these as sort of online compliance debts initially was people on utilize and on new start what we've observed over the last couple of years. He's that that certainly seems to have expanded to some degree we've in view people who've been on the disability support pension we'd people who've been on the Edge K pension we've interviewed interviewed people who have had secret payments who have had cancer who have been affected by these debts so it's gotten much broader than it was and certainly in recent times it's been flagged.
"robo" Discussed on Gamer Talk Podcast
"Up. Everybody's ass to make a buck to me is not a good sales. Dell's business plans. Not it's just like you know your your hyping. It's the hype life. Unfortunately i'm gonna go through the games list real quick <hes> they're basically this is what google stating right now so stadium works with the existing third party games that you'd expect to find on any gaming wing console. Let's see here the games list right now. A no eighteen hundred assassin's creed odyssey attack of the titan to final battle will baldur's gate three which believes exclusive for stadium. I don't think it's even on u._s._c. So beyond good and evil borderlands three cyberpunk twenty seventy seven dark siders genesis destiny to destroy all humans dum dum eternal dragon ball zeno zeno verse too far cry five far cry new dawn farming simulator nineteen final fantasy fifteen football manager for honor. Get packed grid guilt. Just dance twenty twenty marvel's adventure metro exodus mortal combat eleven n._b._a. Two k. orcs must die three power rangers battle for the grid rage to rise at the tomb raider samurai showdown shadow of the tomb raider. They put that twice. Oh never mind right that rise yeah steep super hot the crew to the elder scrolls online thumper tomb raider definitive edition. Tom clancy's ghost recon breakpoint. Tom clancy's rainbow six siege. Tom clancy's splinter cell blacklist. Tom clancy's division two trials rising watchdogs legion and wolfenstein young young blood in that is it yes. What is this dark siders genesis you speak of it's new. It's a new one. It's i don't. I don't know if they're making exclusive for google stadium but it's going to be for the switch p._s. Four stadia windows in everything basically but it's it's <hes> <hes> i'm trying to figure out who it is because it's not fury because she was the last one right it <hes> trying to think hold on hold on hold on strife strife. I didn't know there were already set for another game. It's the fourth horseman of the apocalypse strife. Six strife will also team up with his brother war so release date is somewhere nineteen. That's all it says and it's only forty bucks. I'm confused on this. If this is like a true release lake is side got chains of olympus game or whatever i want to do some more research on that one yeah topped out. Oh it says top down hack and slash top fuck yeah. It says it's a top top-down hack and slash r._p._g. For the switch well yeah. It's like a switch game but it's fun to p._s. Four xbox one stadia and p c yeah windows house. That's funny so also with the services that you can get with stadia <hes>. They're talking about if you're an e._a. Fan they don't they're or not if e._a. Access is going to be involved with stadium right now so anything e._a. Access wise you may not get stadia until unless they say something later on down the road but ubisoft. You play pluses available so you'll be able to get that but just remember. I believe these are all separate subscriptions that you're going to have to pay. It costs fourteen eighteen ninety nine a month for that ubisoft plus. I believe in a grant you access over two hundred titles from the you play store whatever it is so they're adding saying that in <hes> let's see anything else that i want to add for google stadium right now other than you can go online and check their basic packages ages and stuff that they have right now that keep talking about the founders pack and they're probably just trying to get more people to buy into this thing. <hes> i mean you get a free game with it but it's just fucking destiny to. It's not really anything great <hes> in my opinion. I know some people love that game so <hes> they have a stadium. It'll set you back nine dollars ninety nine a month. It's the ultimate way to experience switches. The four k.
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"Does right is there animated shit. There live action shit and has been rated r. hawking phoenix you motherfucker <hes> yeah. You wanna talk shit about marvel. Go fuck yourself and your stupid as joker movie dick face anyway so i got to say go go look up. The harley animated series after this podcast i will. I'm done any other random shit here. We get more shirts made joan. I are still what kind of working on who we're gonna pull of get him through <hes> and <hes> yes we are. We're just we're working on it so i know we've i know he's been working on designs and they look pretty dope so <hes> stay tuned if we if we do shirt campaign will probably do podcast shirt or the podcast logo the gamer talk logo. We'll probably do that first and then work on different shirts later depending on the quality and the t shirt printer we wanna see what the sources with a gamer talk logo i first and if it turns out good then we'll continue with that source so we are not making sleeveless shirts on. Oh you can buy one sleep you. You can make a sleeveless. All you want to yes okay any other random shit now all right so maybe we should answer. <hes> listeners email talk a little bit about stadia information for jason right. That's your brother yeah okay. We was until he didn't enter. Dan contrast jason my life i mean i love your brother. So i have some information on stadium here. I mean we we've have talked about stadium before. I know joe's brought it up. In the news right. Now you can preorder the founders pack which is one hundred twenty nine dollars.
"robo" Discussed on Gamer Talk Podcast
"For me. It just depends on what show entices me to to buy that subscription plan. Sometimes all all love like what i did with youtube t._v. I bought it for a month just to watch the cobra kai series and then cancelled it so i might do that to one of these depending on if i get hooked into something so <hes> that's really it. I'm not gonna stick with it or anything because i have too many subscription services as it is and it's it's just crazy so john do you care note as as admiring my dad spiderman okay john <hes> i'm interested because it comes with hulu so like i said cancelled playstation vue i'll be picking up hulu <hes> uh-huh because disney plus comes with lou disney plus will have she hulk moon knight cloak and dagger. They're gonna bring back punisher. We're going to bring back their double and the defenders <hes> you have <hes> one divisions. You have the winter soldier during the falcon yes. I'm going to be watching these because realistically anything else on t._v. Is just filler anymore. I would just rather watch live action comic books because that's what is live action comic books happening every week and disney plus said that what they're gonna do is all of their shows are going to be episodic and they will be released weekly. They're not going to release the whole series at once so you will have to sit there and o._k. New week of of <hes> winter soldier in falcon comes out and so i'm interested because this will all lead into phase four or vase and five of the movies and i'm just i'm ready to be ready so so i guess too fucking much you know what it may be but star wars is coming to an end. This is it december. Is it like the star war. The skywalker saga is done. There won't be anything else vader skywalker array none of that shit. It's done <hes> so after that you have manned laurean and the o._b. One series so we know how it ends with obi wan but they're actually saying that they'll be one series is gonna take place between or from solo to him hiding <hes> for episode four so are you saying darth maul. They already said darth maul is going to be casted for. I'm so for over one series and and they're trying to park. They're trying to get ray park back as soon. I'm sorry in. I'm just i. I'm geeking out with this shit shit. I mean it's perfect time to be a geek a nerd for this comic books shit yes jong. I'm interested now okay. Here's the thing disney plus. If you get the hulu subscription it. They're they're doing a <hes> it. It's not released until november. They're gonna and a half discount. If you buy two years you get one year for free a whole year and that's still cheaper than net flicks..
"robo" Discussed on Gamer Talk Podcast
"Lou. Buddy predict just like a lot of new technologies though they probably will have a dick. Oh god all the technologies. We'll have a bunch of bugs. You'll be breaking shit and fucking nine. Break your concern. Ah if only only we could title this episode robo cock robo cock on. We've got to say that at least four times the episode and then we'll name it cochran beetlejuice the shit my folks sweeteners yeah. I got a couple one. We we lost another guy in our secondary for the cardinals. Robert alfred is out for probably eight weeks is what i'm saying but i'm thinking nine or ten and just because of the fact that he tours fibula so that's that's pretty bad so wait. The fibula bone yeah or broke his fibula. I'm sorry not talk okay. Ah okay that's impressive. He really not funny on districting gatorade too but anyways throng shit yea williams get so as you guys know. I was upset about patrick. Peterson send robert alfred was supposed to be on the other side ahead now. We don't have anything we're down to second string in our quarterback so there's there's our weakness right there. Just throw it to throw the ball though the bog and you'll get a touchdown so it's kind of shitty for us. Hopefully our young guys can step up and then speeding. They'll be you guys will be okay. I mean eagles dealt with that whole issue last year throughout the entire season and didn't do awful so yeah as long as peterson doesn't take anymore. P._d.'s in stays healthy..
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"It's older than me. I think i'm the same age tetris tetris yeah. It's awesome so yeah tetris number one selling game of all time and that's it for the more you know sweet yeah. Thank you john amazing stuff good job. It's time for our what the fuck for the week. Anybody have any went to flex this week. Joe goethe's he looks like he's having trouble holding it in no i just i know he can't get it out now. It's time for what the folks for the week all right. I'm just yeah what what the fuck <hes> the whole disney sony shit <hes> or more. I should say it's more sony pulling spiderman from m._c._i. Is john. I live under a rock at what happened. Okay <hes> <hes> a little bit of a history lesson. Mcgill kind of chime in on this <hes> sony had the film rights to spiderman originally still have still okay going back has the film rights them <hes> hence all the shitty spiderman movies that have been up to this point okay. <hes> disney buys marvel and assumes you know the merchandise for spiderman. Now what happened was the original deal. Deal was it was it was i wanna say it was like eighty twenty five no no eighty twenty like us us the percent for the merchandise no yeah for between between <hes> disney and sony so what ended up happening with sony made all the money on the films homes but disney made all the money on the toys from the movies okay okay disney came back in and said i've i been reading articles and they said they want thirty percent of the films thirty percent. That's it okay and they're doing homework. They said we'll pitch in the money. We'll help pay for the movies. We'll help distribute them. We'll help do all of this and sony said no and they pulled they said spiderman. We're gonna take him back in. We are no longer going going to have spiderman in the marvel cinematic universe <hes> so ashtec boycott sony because the day they announced it that sony stock has dropped and it's still dropping so fuck you sony those of you that are gonna say well joe. You have assorted t._v. And you have a playstation four and you have a playstation v._r. That check is already been cast moving forward. I will not be spending any more money on sony. Yes yes miguel but just so the listeners know. He won't touch his playstation either. I haven't tested. I haven't even get this <hes>. I haven't even use my yarn for porn. Dan dedicated yeah so <hes> yeah sorry. I'm boycotting sony at this point <hes> we were supposed to be <hes> spider. We were multi verse for halloween. My son my youngest youngest one. It'd be miles. My oldest wanted to be the tom. Holland's fighter in <hes> says he was going to be gwen spider house going to be the new are are spiderman the nicholas cage and <hes> nope so the two boys will still be spiderman but i i'm trying to find something else to do for halloween. Did you buy those. Did you buy those costumes yet for the boys. Now have it all so that cash hasn't stopped and and you're still putting money into okay. Oh yeah that's right but the merchandise goes to disney so shut the fuck. Sorry my bad. She's so since you're boycotting your playstation v._r. Sony porn are your balls as blue. Who is the sony looting screen. I have a piece i have. This magic held p._c..
"robo" Discussed on Gamer Talk Podcast
"And that's everything coming out so men abedin move all all right so we're going to move on down for a segment that we call it. The more you know with the joker drone. Do we have any updates on any any of the stories john or anything. I like that you're getting emails. I have not gotten any emails of you joe. We got an email from your brother but he only asked asked <hes> that we talk about the stadia little bit. That's you jason. That's totally tease there joe while then sorry <hes> now okay because our listeners jerks i mean they don't wanna participate that miniature parts keep my money. That's my there might be a lot of it might just be too much work for them. I don't you got anything for the more you know. Though i do ladies engine step down and i'm sure you guys have talked about it already but <hes> i just wrote donald list of the top ten best sitting selling video games of all time you guys familiar with these lists possibly possibly who who's the number one this did you don't start from number one. I just wanna know what your opinion of number one is and then i will read this stuff. I can guarantee in my opinion is not going to match. What's number. One top selling video game of all time is this yes. Is this a <hes> list from steam or what is it console or wet now. It's all of them all of them that joe guess no. I'm going to say i guess i do. I'm going to say is this of all time so we can get all the way oh shit on the change that then because i was i was gonna say game that made four billion <hes> within the last few years and it's super popular among the young children <hes> fortnight but i don't think that's okay. Y'all gain so it's not profit. It's how many copies sold so. I'm gonna go old tetris in their k. of all time. I'm going to say super mario three all right so we're starred number ten diablo three thirty million plus released may seven may fifteenth of two thousand thirteen for p. C. and that is normally like it's been released for like seventy four. It was originally okay originally originally released in two thousand thirteen p._c. And then later for his four xbox blah blah blah it hit thirty million and only three years sales totals haven't been reported since two thousand fifteen so it should be much higher number nine. We sports resort thirty three point zero nine million released in two thousand nine mario uh-huh cart we.
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"Inching sung are now available so you next this game. We really haven't heard in a while since last us. I'm chris and i played it but a leak dangerous okay. The september update is going to make things easier for new players and they're going to be making fleet carriers shit. Oh yeah so fleet carrier those of you you don't know space vehicles carrier or like an aircraft carrier <hes> you can pi- alongside fifteen other teammates yeah so you can you can fly the carrier and then you can have fifteen other teammates board the carrier in when you're ready to do battle launch and fight. That sounds pretty fun man. That sounds cool you'll does. I said the only thing is i'm like five or six planets. It's away from you so i don't know how the hell i can get you well yeah. I'm trying to find a group that we could game up with and you know fly together but yeah what does this on you guys. You guys excellent experts right yeah. We have joysticks to space flight simulator very of it. I heavily dangerous. I just don't have the joysticks. I have it too because chris hasn't just touched it. It's really in for the news short and sweet man. Thank you joe all all right moving on over to the dates miguel anybody boy howdy. Do i got some dates for y'all. Demonic steets keeping us on track with what video games are coming out soon yeah. There's a lot of shit this week. There's a couple of good ones <hes> one. I want to ask you about because i don't know anything about it but i've seen a couple of things online referencing it so i want to see if he has no anything but <hes> amex g._p. Twenty nineteen this is eight twenty seven for playstation an and xbox which is today by the way <hes> the bard's tale four borrows deep director's cut playstation xbox nights and bikes <music> playstation this going to ask you guys about control. He has no anything about control. I heard about it. <hes> i think it was the same uh-huh. Is it the same people that did a condom break things so from what i'm hearing yeah i saw little bits and pieces of it <hes> at three at the press conference and was it as soon as it was like oh yeah. I think it's <hes> it's remedy remedy is is the one that's doing it. <hes> i think they're the ones that did a condom break but i haven't other than just watching her use like force powers or whatever but it's because i've seen it on my timeline a couple of times in completely ignored it so christ star on playstation wreck fest on xbox and playstation at rec fest decay of logos on playstation barksdale tails also on xbox on showdown on xbox. I'm sorry what was that doc. Children that that that one game that we played like ten minutes yes that is that one game by this game john john by this games we can play john john okay. Let's play it all right now. I'm done yes on showdown. That's the one coming to xbox today huma huma gal by it on xbox now play it on p._c. Played on xbox. Here's your bitching about it so i figured i'd ask <hes>. We can have a full group here now. <hes> okay recognizes also on playstation breakfast twenty-eight ban. Dan brace cold soul on next month's hucker bots. I mean hook pots playstation switching xbox like hooker bats on that's great following following up on hooker bots on the twenty ninth. We have heave ho heave ho eurocrats on switch lord of the rings adventure card game switch switch playstation xbox had decay of logos is coming out on the twenty ninth.
"robo" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast
"Possess hello and wired senior writer Lauren good hello on today's show we're going to be talking about Robo cars not the cars ars with driver assistant software like Tesla or Cadillac which you might be familiar bets but specifically the next wave of automated vehicles that are going to be rolling out onto our streets in fleets think of things like Robo Taxis Robo delivery vehicles rebel U._p._S. trucks and wired Alex Davies is going to be joining us to talk all about this. He's going to tell us it's about the players in the space the autonomous tech inside of these vehicles and how our cities are going to have to adapt once these are on the streets <hes>. That's going to be a great conversation. Asian can't wait for it. Why don't we get started with a quick? Roundup of the news are illegal. I well if you're in the market for a new phone like I am. I dropped mine has a huge crack doc in it. I have some exciting news you might be able to control your next phone without touching it and no this isn't the next iteration of Elon Musk's brain computer peter interface project. I am talking about Google which announced this week that the Pixel for which will come out later this fall will include some brand new gesture technology edgy and the way this works is pretty cool. Google has spent the past five years building this chip that it calls solely that it says can detect movements of less than a millimeter for and capture information on the position of your hand at three thousand times a second so this should be much more precise and much more reactive than any of the other gesture controls. We've seen on the market which mostly use cameras if you've used like a D._j.. A drone or maybe like gesture controls to control a smart home hub these things work but they're like a little clumsy clumsy because they're using three D. camera technology this uses radar which Google says is going to be a lot more sophisticated. The Pixel four is also going to have a facial unlock feature so you'll be able to stare at your phone to unlock it and then wave your hands around change a song or silence a phone call or something like that now obviously the Pixel for hasn't been released yet so we can't know for sure how all this works until it comes out in the fall but it feels like the beginning of a totally new chapter of human computer interaction where we're going to see more and more more consumer tech with gesture controls going to be touching our screens last no more smudges on the top of your phone screen. It's exciting. What do you think Lauren I? I think this is really exciting because I really do think this represents the next era of how we could potentially interact with these things and we've seen slowly but surely these very tiny incremental changes that have happened with our personal devices whether it's Apple Watch or <hes> your smartphone over the past few years that have started to bring in more intuitive interactions I think if things like the the fact that you can shush your android phone or the fact that you can just sort of place your palm quickly on the top of your apple-watching goes dark.
"robo" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Pam. Is rubble. Robo hall. I love that. Rudy Ray Moore. Fred Williamson Lola Falana. Pam grier. Oughta hottest hard as bitches street. Pay him. Is robo. Emme that money back. Robo at the theater. If only if only we brought back. That was great robo hall. I love that. So. Yeah. The they're not going to get the okay to open up this place in Houston. What a shame. Yeah. Yeah. But but how about just talk about like could you imagine being do that walks into one of these joints? And you gotta figure out a way to get out of there with anybody seen somebody like senior walk out of there. And what's what's going on where you coming from? The the look. Like, the red light. In the window. And there's just like this doll sitting there. Looking at you with a cigarette with a cigarette hanging out of their mouths. Holy crap. I mean, this is the bottom of the like, you know, as a guy you've reached the bottom of the barrel as a man, oh man when you have to go and get a sex robot. Let me ask this question though. It'll story here, then I'll just share it with you. You know, the actor Neil, Patrick, Harris, doogie howser awesome. How I met your mom. Your mother tells a story about he and Whoopi Goldberg having an awkward exchange years ago. Actually, he was on the view on Wednesday. And he talked about this situation that happened because he had been working with Goldberg on this movie called the Clara's heart. Okay. Back in nineteen eighty eight. So I'm thinking he was like fifteen sixteen years old. And he goes, you know, the first movie ever worked with the Goldberg was called Clara's heart. And she told me when I was fifteen then on my last day of shooting that in ten years time, she was going to have sex with me. He does this on the view right in.
"robo" Discussed on Millennial Money
"I don't know you be the judge you know a question that is kind of on everyone's mind where we talk about robot visors in particular millennials because they really seem to be the generation that has you know really i think a braced robo advisers you know all millennials in europe opinion are they over reliance on robo advisers i dunno oilreliant word you know been here quite a long demographic everybody name i hear all in i don't like being online though in that karl rove owed howling offering um i think one thing we hear green eating at ballot were you didn't leave and getting invite yes so maybe talked a little bit more about that because i think that's a topic that ally of especially younger millennials don't quite understand well you all robo doing you you are the pool of money you you tell them you have got where they will be on your a and risk profile reinvest they put it into their algorithm and you're a rodent twenty them in bonn at the very small light the overall what we would bitter financial planning and voted on investment at them at the vote you more detailed thing that investing in a roth rural favors traditional world or inheriting an ira from hereon out advice question that a robo and they're they're looking for added under men right exactly so you know what are some maybe some of the other kind of khan's with robot advisors there anything else that comes to mind.