18 Burst results for "Two Small Humans"

Eric Thomas on How the Blame Lead to Homelessness

The Ed Mylett Show

02:21 min | 2 weeks ago

Eric Thomas on How the Blame Lead to Homelessness

"Know what's interesting. I think most people know this about you. I can't wait to get into the book and you guys already feel it. Like he just moves humans. He just moves humans. He does God's work. But, you know, the fact that you are so successful now, the fact that you have had all this all the blessings in your life, all the people you've reached, all the, and you made a lot of money too. And by the way, he's being humble. He can buy a house on the water right now if he chose so you know. Think about Eric, just tell him, the fact that this is a man who was homeless, you guys. Homeless, eating out of dumpsters, take us back, who was that guy? Is it the same guy? Like from then, do you ever go back? Server a moment. We go back. Don't make me go back. That literally figured out. Okay, I was like, don't go, don't go. You know what, man. I was studying Spanish the other day, Cole Potter, a blame, lie oh, trust others. And bro, I've studied, I've been studying for a minute, but it shook me. When I saw the word, see you, and I realized it meant to blame, it hit me like a ton of bricks like, yo, eat, that's you, bro like when I think about the homeless dude, it was, he blamed, and you know I never realized this, and I want to say this to those of you who are listening because it's not about me or ad today, we really want to help you. I didn't realize that all the negativity, the homelessness, you know, the eating out of trash cans, the, just everything I was going through at the center of it was blaming other people. It's the craziest thing, bro, I look back, and I'm like, yo, all of what was not right about me. Everything that was not right about my life was I was playing the blame game. And at the center of playing the blame game, is negativity is negative emotions is negative consequences. And I'm just being real. When you asked Jim between this air in that area forget all of the speaking and all of that, it is literally he blamed this dude take full ownership, bro that is literally the difference between those two humans.

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Nancy Pelosi Vows to Vote on Bill Eliminating State-Level Abortion Restrictions

Mark Levin

01:53 min | 1 year ago

Nancy Pelosi Vows to Vote on Bill Eliminating State-Level Abortion Restrictions

"Here's the first paragraph of national review. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. That the House will vote to enshrining into law. Reproductive health care for all women across America, quote unquote following the Supreme Court's refusal The block of Texas law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. Now, apparently only men who agree with abortion on demand. A taxpayer financed abortions are free to speak. If you're a man who doesn't believe in abortion, you have an experienced it. You haven't experienced pregnancy so you need to keep your mouth shut. See how that works. See how that works. Well, it doesn't work. Not for me. Women's health rights. There's two human beings involved. At least two if it's you have a Pregnancy with multiple babies. Obviously, there's more. Obviously, there's more. And that's the moral issue. It's not a choice issue. You're not picking a pizza with or without pepperoni here. What did the court do? Well, to my chagrin, it did not overturn Roe v. Wade. Which everybody knows was a bogus decision. Even the late great Ruth Peter Ginsburg said it was effectively a bogus decision. They wanted to get what they got, and they got what they got. The court itself said its decision does not block The ban or excuse me doesn't overturn Roe v. Wade. But the law has to be settled in the state of Texas first. Then, if it's challenged, the court will decide whether or not to hear the case. That's it. It's all that decided.

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Amir Hirsh on the Growth and Significance of the Audio Industry

VOICE Global 2021

02:51 min | 1 year ago

Amir Hirsh on the Growth and Significance of the Audio Industry

"I've heard danya lack talk a couple of times about his assessment of the audio industry and he looked at that compared to what he said with the visual industry. He said it looks like based on the economics of the two of the two industries that we value our is at least businesses value is ten times more than we value our ears. But is that because we've just focused on that and we haven't actually taken advantage of this real estate that we have in our ears that people want people use more and more and that were that that could lead to a sort of an explosion and audio consumption and then audio content. Use will wanna save i. We were wrong. Okay we valued think are is more than we've done on our ears. Our research shows that when we interact in even between two human beings or crowd defensively a brand and their target audiences that audio works way better than video than visuals and we should invest in place more and more of our budgets and work. Dvd in technology into the auditory world. I'm happy to see that in. Twenty twenty twenty twenty one definitely. We see that happening actually already in pretty much every aspect of where that comparison had shown preferences to video a think at some point we got very happy to switch from text to video because it was faster it stimulated us better than or an grabbed our attention where better than textual interfaces did but we completely overlooked the way. We're usually communicating in talking all your and we completely forgot about all the experiences that do not want to screen. That would like to be happening without the screen in front of us. And now these days we can see through the bipolarity of podcast social you even of digital radio that people especially after the pandemic here one to turn into multitasking to hearing their content getting their news updates. They're learning new ideas. Just updated on gossip. Take core business doing it via audio. Because that doesn't stop their lives. So i think we're seeing this shift in take investment and revenues even advertising budgets. Moving more and more to trading the majority of our time during the day that we're not in front of a screen that you can compliment than assistant relate to us without stopping lasted doing it. Luckily for us. That's exactly what we do.

Danya
Pete Erickson: Analyzing the Room for Conversational Assistants in Daily Life

VOICE Global 2021

02:11 min | 1 year ago

Pete Erickson: Analyzing the Room for Conversational Assistants in Daily Life

"Certainly see a day when you will invite a conversational assistant as a third party to the conversation and allow them to Capture data capture biometric data capture information. That is sensitive and also highly relevant to doing verification so the conversation can flow freely between the two humans without putting the cognitive load on the customer service agent who's attempting to maintain a relationship and a positive call experience as opposed to like collecting the nuts and bolts You know there's still a large number of consumers that prefer to do banking in person or on the phone Very large. I think larger than most anticipate expect. And so you know. There's still a lot of opportunity to add intelligence into that conversation and leverage the technology a voice to bring it full circle and And so. I think that there's certainly some some benefits there. What erica is to. Bank of america is huge. It's certainly the trend. That banks are if not applying practically implementing like thinking about spending a lot of time thinking there. 'cause there's a lot of opportunity to improve mobile experience especially when you think about adaptability. There's there's a lot of value there but But yeah we'll see we'll see we'll see how much investments going to pour into the space Over the next few years i think the customer servicing and those types of use cases probably be the majority of the investment over the next two to three years. And then we'll see certainly agree with you there. I think. I think i think the customer service the whole that whole industry is is teeming with teaming with opportunity in the in the boys tech industry and there is a lot of focus in that market both from the major players but then also allow third party platforms and developers and folks as service the call centers bases you know stay tuned for a lot of innovation in those areas.

Erica Bank Of America
Biden announces orders to 'curb the epidemic of gun violence'

Tony Katz and the Morning News

01:04 min | 1 year ago

Biden announces orders to 'curb the epidemic of gun violence'

"Center Executive actions on gun control issued by President Biden Thursday, president called Gun violence and epidemic at a public health crisis and said the second Amendment doesn't grant an absolute right to own a gun. The idea Is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we're recommending are contrary to the Constitution, Biden introduced a Syriza's six gun control executive actions. They include tightening restrictions on ghost guns that can be put together at home with untraceable parts and no serial number. Another calls for categorizing pistols with arm brace modifications as rifles. He's also calling for red flag laws allowing family members or law enforcement to seek a court order barring certain people from purchasing God's Fox's Anita Vogel guy Well for two second human rights attorney and Indian host of the Gun Guy show on WNBC, says President Bynes executive orders are constitutional as of now if he tried to ban so called assault weapons. Through an executive order that would clearly be legislative. That's something only Congress can do. The president can't do that. But he predicts that might be the next

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Ancient Dogs Had Complex Genetic Histories

60-Second Science

02:54 min | 1 year ago

Ancient Dogs Had Complex Genetic Histories

"Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated stuck with us as we changed lifestyles from hunting gathering to farming to city living. The dog is a species that is intimately linked to hyun history. Anders bergstrom a post. Doc at the francis crick institute in london. He and his colleagues studied the genomes of twenty seven. Ancient dog bones dug up around the world. They found by eleven thousand years ago. We see the dog to start to diversify united kalihi so we find evidence of at least five major lineages of dogs already at this time. Dog remains have been found in europe asia in the americas in a pattern similar to help. Humans moved mixed to a large degree. The history of dogs dog seems have been shaped by human history. So like the reflecting. How what you must moved. They would have brought her dogs with them. Ancient humans clearly found dogs to be very useful in the arctic. Evidence at sled. Dogs actually emerged very early on people. Use them for the purpose of leading perhaps as early as ten thousand years ago. A few modern breeds like the african basenji new guinea singing dog or australian dingo are similar to one of the five ancient lineages most other modern breeds derived at least in part from european dogs which came to dominate dog genomes. Back for five thousand years ago. There's a great diversity of dogs in europe but at some point there was probably a single population that expanded in basically replaced other populations in europe. So this was something that we did not predict sunday. You couldn't really see just from studying. Archaeology look the dna with all this diversity. In the past that is not represented in present-day dogs. The study is in the journal. Science where you'll find maps of dog migrations over time one odd finding about eleven thousand years ago it looks like dogs. Spread more widely than humans did does actually opposes. We don't understand. So how could the dogs spread so quickly widely. We're we're not aware of any human migrations. At this time that could have facilitated this spread of the dog but some of it spreads very quickly to two human groups all across the world perhaps because he was a very useful thing for his early human together. The groups humans were also useful to dogs prehistoric. Petco didn't exist so dogs. Probably humans did and is human started to form oath species quickly adapted to digest more grains. The number of copies of a starch digesting gene in both humans and dogs increased in the generation following the invention of agriculture. Yes oh that. That's a very striking example of convergent evolution between humans. And dogs. way it's gonna be interesting to think of the dog. As kind of a evolutionary experiment that runs alongside human history and undergoes. Same lifestyle changes that we do

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2021 Global Marketing Trends with Deloitte's Ashley Reichheld

Marketing Today with Alan Hart

05:03 min | 1 year ago

2021 Global Marketing Trends with Deloitte's Ashley Reichheld

"Let's let's talk business. We want to talk a little bit about this report. That deloitte has released the twenty twenty one global marketing trends report. What drove the report in went into it. Well this is our second annual report. But this one was really characterized by the challenges of twenty twenty and that level of uncertainty that we're seeing has really impacted all of us in some way myself my mom of three old trends and well. I thought i was a master at balancing working kids. I've learned a whole new set of work from home. Sales gotta really speedy mute. Button trigger finger pilot fisher price toys under my desk that bear testimony and this year. We really use the study to kind of help explorer and break down some of that uncertainty. We use subject matter expertise. We voices smithfield and two overarching surveys. From consumers up twenty five hundred and executives up just about four hundred of them to help break down that uncertainty in the report a believe it's unified seven trends overall and you go In detail on each of them. But can you tell me kinda just at a high level. Were the the major trends seven themselves are purpose agility human experience trust participation fusion and talent and i think in general agility trust talent participation are fairly straightforward largely those companies without. Do you trust them to do with the say they're gonna do. They have the talent to do it. Do they nibble participation with their stakeholders in the customers. The ones i usually get questions about not understanding are the other three so purpose and that's a company that knows what they exist and therefore can make choices a little bit more rapidly. That sense of purpose helps them particularly in times of uncertainty. Actually because they can they can make tough decisions right away. The second human experience and i often get asked. Hey so white you just call that. What is call it. A spur ends called employee experience. I'm sure we'll talk about this. But the reason we call it human experiences because you don't wake up as customer employees. You wake up as a human being. And if we want to elevate experience we have to understand you as a human and then fusion of course which is that art of bringing together new business partnerships early in the report. You identify this drop in confidence across the c. suite. And just curious. What do you feel drove that drop and this is the second time i've seen this question i guess from deloitte is working with the loye. The cmo team within delay and the cmo club on some prior research. We looked at confidence. Drop or confidence levels. I should say of cmo's in general and while this most recent snapshot shows the drop in confidence. I'm kind of pleased that cmo's aren't last on the list now. A small bright spot in the foreseeable ceelo's but tell us a little bit about this dropping confidence. Well at the start of our chat. I talked about this notion of uncertainty that feeling and basically the research suggests that c. suites are humans to and no exception to that rule so on a percentage basis. Cmos aren't last but they are second to last Within a percentage point of and you actually see the biggest declines with. Cio's an nco's. And i think really what you're seeing is that lots of executives have gone into survival mode and you see them by the way prioritizing things like improved efficiency and productivity over more human centric initiatives in that that instinct is is very common but unfortunately it does run counter to some consumer expectations. When we did this research. We learned that as times. Get tougher consumers. Expect more connection. Not less said consumers are really looking for companies to step up and you have c. suite executives who are uncertain and lacking confidence today. And not really sure the world is heading and it's making it very difficult environment. Operate them in these uncertain times to us over over used phrase currently but one of the other two data points stuck out. I think is a sign of the times potentially i'm gonna stay kotei stats and then we can discuss what we think they mean but fifty eight percent of respondents could recall at least one brand that quickly pivoted to better respond to their needs and eighty two percent said this led to them doing more business with that brand. Seems that these factors kind of together talk about one the agility that you've you mentioned before is one of the trends to this human experience component like are we actually delivering what people really want and value and purpose. I think alignment potentially of those two things like what's going on in the world and what do people really need am i. Do you think. I'm interpreting that right just based on the data and what the trends that you're seeing i do although. I think i'd argue that. The each of the trends has an impact there. If you think about an organization's ability to co create with people so fusion for example if your co creating with people rapidly you're able to respond to create address needs more rapidly if you're encouraging participation from your customers than your doing a good job or hopefully a better job at least of hearing what it is. They need to be able to adopt if customers trust. You more likely to tell you what they need a believe you when it comes out and then of course talent is critical. All these things without talent. You can't do any of them

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Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains

TIME's Top Stories

02:25 min | 2 years ago

Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains

"The World Health Organization declares Africa polio-free. By Jeffrey Kluger. Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year, they would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times they would've followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations long trail of suffering and death instead, no African children were claimed by polio. This year or last year or the year before it was in two thousand sixteen that the last case of wild circulating polio was reported in Nigeria the final country on the fifty four nation African continent where the disease was endemic and with the required multi year waiting period. Now, having passed with no more cases, the World Health Organization today officially declared the entirety of, Africa polio-free. A disease that as recently as the late nineteen eighties was endemic in one hundred, twenty, five countries claiming three hundred, fifty, thousand children per year has now been run to ground in just two remaining places, Pakistan and Afghanistan where there have been a collective one, hundred, two cases so far twenty twenty that's one hundred to too many. But there's no denying the scope of the whol announcement today's victory over the wild poliovirus in the. African region is a testament to what can happen when partners from a variety of sectors join forces to accomplish a major global health goal says John Hueco, general, secretary, and CEO of Rotary International. It is something the world can and should aspire to during these turbulent times. It was Rotary and International Nonprofit Service Organization that kicked off the polio endgame in Nineteen Eighty eight with the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the GPA. That program aimed to leverage the power of rotaries thirty, five, thousand clubs and one point twenty, two, million members in two hundred countries and territories worldwide to make polio only the second human disease after smallpox to be pushed over the brink of extinction.

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Wacky Khakis: Snail Mail

Pants On Fire

04:25 min | 2 years ago

Wacky Khakis: Snail Mail

"Took. From Post, falls! Idaho the big V this week. You've asked for it, you begged. Even threaten me over it really sort of anyway. It's Wacky. Khakis are game show within a game show and now your host. You've waited for her demand her, even in some cases resorting to blackmail, come out really in a way Deborah Goldstein. Yes, I'm your host. Deborah goal steed, welcome one and all to the big FIB beside me here as always as our sound effects robot Lisa whose name stands for live and studio. Audience Lisa who unearth has been blackmailing threatening you. That's awful. The fans deborah the fans, and they just WANNA. Hear me and listened to Wacky Khakis. That's right, Deborah okay. And what exactly are they you with their threatening to reveal my true age? Lisa who cares if everyone knows how old you are, anyone can look it up. You were manufactured. Okay okay sorry, I won't tell people how old you are, and the listeners trying to blackmail Lisa know this. I don't know how you know Lisa's age, but we do not condone blackmail on the show. It's super mean so I'm flattered. You would go to all that trouble just to hear me. Okay right, but but just stopped doing it. It's not nice to use blackmail now Lisa, would you please explain the rules of our game or or else? What? No? I am not or else anything I'm just asking you to do it of your own. Free will okay then. Every time we do wacky Khakis. Deborah and I each tell one crazy story about the world, but only one of us is telling the truth, and it's the job of two human children to figure out which one of us that is, and here with us to officiate Wacky Khakis and tell you about this week's theme you've asked for him. Pleaded for him, even tried to extort me for him. Oh my goodness, our producer Noah. Lisa Hi Deborah so good to be here. Glad you're standing up to those blackmailers Lisa. Although it does kind of sound like you gave them everything they were asking for. Yeah, anyway interesting that we should be talking about blackmail this week. Because the theme of this Wacky Khakis, episode is Regular Mail Snail Mail I love getting snail mail. All those delicious nails correct. You. Know Lisa snail mail just means male as in real mail in paper and envelopes and stamps not email the snail part is just because it's slower also. I ordered a hundred and fifty white lipped garden snails like a month ago and they haven't even arrived yet. Oh, dear I'm hungry. Would you please introduce this week's human child contestants our contestants this week our Hannah from the drums episode and her little brother Jack. Who her the episode? Hey Hey Hannah Hey Jack. You guys can't tell the see this, but they're hugging right now. It's very. Hugging. Torturing each other one of the kids. Do you need how. Goes through that every. Effort. Welcome guys. How old are you? Jack I'm Shelvin to our. How are you guys doing? Do you to Heaven Fun to do well. You're quarantined well. We mostly read and do video games a lot. As the most annoying person, the history of the world to be stuck in quarantine with Oh. Really I think my kids would disagree with you, and they would say that their brother is the most annoying person I think. The interrupting cow would be even worse. Jack do you. Do you agree, are you? Are you really the most annoying person to be under quarantine with well I? Guess when it's time for bed I keep keep on saying Poking may while I'm trying to sleep, so our theme today is Snail Mail Tell Me Hannah Jack you guys feel any kind of way about male. You'd like to receive mail. Send Mail her. Do you think we're sending me all those blackmail? Hannah you wouldn't they end? They're very nice kids. You have no proof. I black male Jew so yeah lush blackmails long write their name. The problem on having. Guys if you're GONNA blackmail, please identify yourself and your address and your phone numbers, so we can follow up okay so that we can immediately given into your demand.

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Wacky Khakis: Looters and Polluters

Pants On Fire

05:20 min | 2 years ago

Wacky Khakis: Looters and Polluters

"This week. Another thrilling addition of everybody's favorite game lackey Khakis. And now here's your host in an identical clone of devil theme. No Deborah Goldstein. I'm Deborah Goldstein. Not a clone. How do we know that? And here with me. As always unless he's a clone is our sound effects robot Liza whose name stands for live in studio audience. Lisa how about a little sound effects pizzazz? I'm not really in the mood for pizzazz. What are you in the mood for I can do this out of a tree. Falling the forest. When nobody's around to hear it. What does that sound like? That's what it sounds like. You weren't around for it. So how do you know? It doesn't sound like that okay. Good Point Now how about giving us the sound of a robot telling us how our game works and it here all right okay. Every time we play Wacky Khakis Deborah. We tell one wild story about the world. There is a baby. Only one of those stories is the truth and the other one is a lie. And it's the job of two human children to figure out which one is. Which and would you please introduce those human child contestants? Everything okay our human child contestant. We got this kid named Toby. He was on the Blacksmith episode. We got this. Other named declan from our gymnastics episode. Welcome guy also with us today to be our Wacky Khakis. Timekeeper referee is our producer. No welcome back Noah. Hey guys good to be here Okay real heads will know that in Wacky Khakis Deborah Lisa. Each change to tell their stories for the timer sounds. We flipped a coin which later found out was a trick. Coin from both sides were heads and so Lisa has chosen to go second. That's how you do it. Well Debra means you're up first feeling good. I'm feeling rate okay. Our topic this week is looters and polluters story of money hungry business ventures. That were no friends of mother. Nature listen up carefully declan and toby. Deborah your timer will begin. Now they say that money can't buy you happiness and I suppose that's mostly true but an underground perfume shop in Miami between one thousand nine hundred eighty two and one thousand nine hundred eight. It could by perfumes and colognes extracted from federally protected. Endangered Species Ronca Thurman. The mastermind behind this criminal enterprise referred to her fragrances. As Ex tinctures tinctures for fragrances made from species that were going extinct though. Ex tinctures generally didn't smell any better than the much cheaper less destructive sense available legally they served as a status symbol for Miami's rich and powerful throughout the eighties. The most famous variety was called Miami blue named after the endangered butterfly. It was made from today. There are fewer than one hundred. These butterflies still living though it was incredibly difficult to find and capture. The vulnerable species used in perfumes. The business was made profitable by the exorbitant sums. People would pay for them sometimes. Up to fifteen thousand dollars for a two ounce bottle Thurman extinct. Were an open secret among southern Florida's money classes for years but an expose by the Miami Herald brought down the multi-million dollar operation in October of Nineteen Thurman Served US eleven months in prison before securing an early release Thurman went on to make millions more dollars offer confessional autobiography fragrance endangered panther must prairie clover. See turtled wearing that stuff. Just made you feel like you were somebody. An anonymous customer was quoted as saying in the book. We all know it was wrong but there was something so cool about knowing your sent. Who's going extinct? It was the ultimate limited edition. Pat Is time oil done deborah. Well what do you think of that story? L. Is Pretty Nice. Yeah I liked it except for the except for the danger. Save all endangered animal. You would. You wouldn't buy perfume from an animal that was going. You know what I didn't like about the story what I didn't like the animals being killed. No it's terrible deborah. I wish you would. You wouldn't talk about that. I would not like to but it's important that people know that these things happened and that people actually paid money for such a thing which is disgusting. It's shameful shameful for what you guys said. Yes I agree. Yes fully times two million. I appreciate your

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Wacky Khakis: *Chef's Kiss*

Pants On Fire

08:57 min | 2 years ago

Wacky Khakis: *Chef's Kiss*

"Of Wacky Khakis Deborah each. Tell one story about the world but only one of those stories is true while the other one lie and it's the job of two human children to figure out which one is which and here to referee. Today's game of Wacky Khakis is odd producer. The man who buys US Bagels Lisa. Hi Deborah great to be here today. Know why don't you tell us about today's topic? Why not our FEMA for this episode is shifts kiss? Deborah and Lisa will be telling us about culinary artists who stories are so strange. You'd think it was all made up and of course one of them is all made up. That's not nice dude We should really only true stories on this show. I guess I mean then. We wouldn't really have a game to play so this is all just a game to you. yes okay. That's fine I just WanNa make sure. We're fine Lisa which you please introduce. This week's human child contestant it would be either my pleasure over my honor. I'll tell you that another day are human child. Contestants are lily. You might recognize from the cheer episode. Unless you haven't listened to it yet then you won't recognize her but you will when you listen to it later and her brother. Hudson who you probably don't recognize either way but you will after you listen to this episode. Oh Hi Lili. Hey how come. We're so happy you're here to play. Wacky Khakis are you guys ready? Yeah yes milly. How did you enjoy your time on? The Cheer Episode Is Really Really Fun. What did you learn there? One thing that stuck out to you that you learned on the Cheer Episode People who even ten relate truthful can be liars. That's an important thing we try to communicate on this show as you guys know our topic today is what chef's kiss. I knew that so lily Hudson. You guys know anything about cooking Actually were starting a restaurant with my friend. Wow when when? Can we make reservations for your restaurant? we're still setting it up. Okay does he have to order some curtain. What do you serve at? Your restaurant as lots of stuff so I can't until you all of them but one is clan tender tiny lemon tons and honey. Yeah how about any vegetables? Anything Green starts at the letter now xylophone but it is about stable. You agree with that. We establish in the Cheer Episode Bat Lily. Does NOT CARE FOR ZUCCHINIS. Care for her love. Time to play Wacky Khakis. Deborah Lisa will each have a minute and changed. Tell their stories before the timer sound. We played around of rock paper scissors before you got here. And Lisa was disqualified for trying to use. Actual scissors were barbara shares. Which means Deborah to go first? You're ready to tell the world your story. I can't wait okay. You're timer will begin now. We've all been there before it's seven PM. Were starving and there's nothing good to you in the house. A look through the cabinet reveals little more than canned. Lima beans and the only option is run to the grocery store. Even as your stomach growls for something to eat right now at least those are usually the only options but not so for the residents of Larochelle France hometown to the self-styled wandering chef. Taunt Selene selene French for and Selene is both a renowned French chef and highly regarded mine and for a surprisingly reasonable fee. She will come to your home in full costume and makeup and silently. Prepare a fabulous meal using just the ingredients in your kitchen. One satisfied customer. Maurice took to YELP DOT COM to sing her praises rating. I had nothing in my home. But ten white beans and half a jar of tomato paste but talk Selena arrived and made the most delicious Vegan Pasta and my wife and I have ever tasted. She's also a mime of the highest calibre and had US cracking up for forty minutes. Straight Five Stars Tom. Selene can not be reached by cell phone email or website and it is said that one cannot find her but as though a guardian angel in your our greatest needs. She will find you one important thing to note top. Selene does not do dishes but rather acts out cleaning up as part of her mind routine satisfied customers have described her pretend cleaning as polaris and strangely touching hemmed tie nicely done debra. Thank Lily Hudson. What did you guys think of Deborah Story? It was pretty cool but it didn't sound the most convincing. Should I say it again but this time really sell it just because you don't find Deborah Trustworthy? It's because like I mean no one can just find you buy you boom. Put like the OH. I don't have enough food to really eat anything on instagram. So she wouldn't really know that but Lake Hudson what do you think I think it kind of sounds like a makeup starring? I guess we'll find out it's now time for leases story of a culinary curiosity. Lisa your timer will begin. Tripadvisor DOT COM is the make or break online platform for restaurants across the world. If enough people leave five-star reviews. Your restaurant can become the most popular dining spot in all of London. Even if it doesn't exist this is what a man named Ube Butler discovered in two thousand seventeen when he paid a bunch of his friends to leave five star reviews for a fake restaurant that was in reality. Justice Jed in his backyard. He called it the shed at Dulwich and advertised it on tripadvisor as a chic and modern restaurant that served moods rather than meals. The photos of his food were all fake as well including a chocolate Mousse that was actually just a sponge covered in brown pain as the shed became the number one rated London eatery tripadvisor Butler was swarmed with reservation requests. Not Actually prepared to serve anyone any food let alone the best food in London. He told collar after caller. That is highly exclusive restaurant fully booked up for months which only made them want to eat there. More Butler finally decided to allow guests eat at his fake restaurant for one night that winter to hide the appearance of his house which looked like a five-star dining establishment he convinced customers to wear a blindfold until they entered a dockyard guests were served frozen microwave dinners and canned soup with fresh herbs sprinkled on top of course to make it look a fancy diners reported that they loved the unique experience and were eager to return they were in Paris last night. Yuba giggled about his gullible customers. And tonight there at the. Shan't and dime very nicely done Lisa Hudson Lily. What did you think of that story? It sounded a bit more convincing than this girl just walking around finding you when she just needed meals. I agree with you. I thought it was super convincing. I thought my reading of it was really good and I deserve an A. But who would do such a thing? That's so mean versus somebody else. Who finds you? Maybe she hears that. You're really hungry. And she does something positive and good as opposed to this liar who pretends to have a restaurant. That's just mean well. It's decision time. Time to decide. Who's story is one hundred percent grass fed organic truth and who's been cooking up

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Wacky Khakis: Mass Movements

Pants On Fire

08:39 min | 2 years ago

Wacky Khakis: Mass Movements

"Would you please explain to the listeners? How're game works? Only if you give me an award for it I absolutely will each week. Wacky Khakis Debra and I both tell one crazy story about the world. But here's the thing the thing I'll tell you thank you. One of those stories is true and the other one is a bunch of lives and it's the job of two human children to figure out which one is which and with us to referee. Khakis is our Academy Award nominated producer for best editing of a kids game. Show podcast. No Eleven Cen Lisa. I didn't know that was your last night that I was nominated for awards congrats dude. I nominated you really. That means the world to me that I win. Well you could win for a price so let me get this straight. You're asking me to bribe you for favourable consideration for an award that you made up. That's right we'll think about it. Let's talk after the show. I'm GonNa be rich so now. What are we lying about on Wacky Khakis this week? Our theme this week is mass movements stories of a bunch of people. Doing the same thing at the same time. Lisa would you please introduce this week's contestants? Today's human child contestants archery episode and her brother Brandon from being her brother. Hey She Lebron guys welcome. We're so glad you're both here. Yeah good you guys are on the same team today and Wacky Khakis. Do you guys have good teamwork together as brother and sister now I guess. Oh No really why. Why don't you guys make a good team? We fight a lot. What do you? What do you typically fight over? Everything Sheila's at correct and mostly. Oh well so you're not fighting over the fact that you fight. Yeah you agree on that. Yeah well okay. As you heard our topic today is mass movements so Have either of you guys have participated in a mass movement of any kind now? Did either of you get on an iceberg with a penguin and then become best friends who did and travel around the world? Now that would that would qualify as a mass movement. When qualified I had it was on a question. I was wondering. Okay well look. It's time to play Wacky Khakis. If you've been with us before you'll know Deborah and Lisa will each have a minute and changed. Tell their stories. Okay Deborah Lisa. I'm thinking of a number. Whoever guesses closest gets to go first nine at least do you mean pie. The number or Pie Dessert Wahdan Ball. I see a. Can you please stop eating more monitoring your report okay? Well these I. I'm just going to give it to you because I was thinking of the number four and Pie. The number is closer to four. Then the nine. Alba our calling up okay. These are that means. You're going to go first so you know. Just swallow it ready all right. Listen very carefully Shayla and Brandon Lisa. Your timer will begin now the Charleston running man and most recently the stands were all dance. Fevers that took the world by storm. The robot was one too. I mean just. We don't move like that at all but anyway you get the idea dance fever but did you know that there's an actual dance fever that got people sick from between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. It's called dancing. Mania and there are several reported cases of it throughout history. What happens is that one person starts dancing somewhere out in public no music and then one by one other people start joining them in the street. You get kind of called the original flash mob accept. These dances were completely unreversed and they went on for days weeks and even months at a time by all accounts the dancers appeared totally powerless to stop many literally danced until they dropped. Ed One famous case a woman in Strasbourg. France began dancing in the street for hours on end and within a week thirty people had joined her. The one month later there were over two hundred people dancing nonstop in the city centre town officials try different strategies to cure the dancing mania and even brought in musicians and professional dancers to perform alongside the mob. Hoping that they simply needed to dance it out not so in fact. The music only made more people join in. Historians have long struggled to explain the cause of dancing mania. Some theories include religious fervor poisoning Tarantula stress and a curse sent down from Saint Vitus. The patron saint of Dancers. None have been proven definitively. None Time Nice work. Lisa thank you thank you brandon. What did you think of? That story LIES HUNG IN CHURCHES BELIEVABLE. But it may be believable because some things that are crazy are trail interesting to let. I am telling the truth than I am trustworthy. Well before we go accusing Deborah of being a liar. Let's at least hear her story. I yeah my true story. Shayla Brandon listen up carefully. Deborah your timer will begin. Halloween is many people's favourite holiday. And for good reason. Free Candy silly costumes and let's face it. You don't really do anything in school that day. Some of US wish every day could be Halloween well in Carthage Missouri in Nineteen Ninety. Four One. Ten year old kid. Try to make it so that year for Halloween for niece lyles dressed as traffic on Aka the Yellow Ranger from the TV. Show mighty morphin power rangers who in November? I rolled around and Oliver classmates returned to school in their regular clothes. Bernice came still dressed as a power ranger when her teachers told her to change. She pointed to a clause in the school handbook. That said that students could wear whatever they liked as long as it didn't display bad words or anti-establishment propaganda on her walk home from school. She figured people would still have some leftover treats so Bernice wet trick or treating for a second time. I got more candy in one hour. Then she'd gotten the entire night before inspired by for example. Five classmates wore their Halloween costumes to school the next day and much to the dismay of school administrators twenty-seven more kids did so the next week as Bernice campaign dubbed the Halloween Forever Movement gained national attention for TV news program. Sixty minutes came to carthage to interview. The kids refused to take off their costumes. What Costume Bernice shot back at the interviewer? I really am a power ranger. You're the one who's in a costume boring reporter guide here. Having Pizza Candy in early December Carthage Middle School changed. Its official rules to ban costumes except on October. Thirty FIRST AT EACH YEAR. Bernice now has a plaque dedicated to her in the National Halloween Museum in Washington. Dc hand time. Good Work Deborah. Yes thank you Brandon Shale. What did you think of that story? Would you want to join the Halloween forever movement? Probably NOT YEAH. Because some like costumes can be uncuffed knowing I Dressed as link from Russell wild cool and the pants were so short. Cut off the circulation of my feet out. So you don't think you'd WanNa wear that to school for a whole month. No okay. It is decision time now. Our contestants must decide who story has mass appeal. Do you believe in Lisa's tale of dancing mania. The Mijo mysterious disease that causes hundreds of people dance uncontrollably for weeks on end or Deborah's tale of the Halloween forever movement. I do and the kid who convinced her whole middle school to wear their costumes for a

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11 of the 17,000 cases of the new coronavirus are in the U.S.

Terry Meiners and Company

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

11 of the 17,000 cases of the new coronavirus are in the U.S.

"There are now eleven confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US the second human to human transmission was among a man and his wife you travel to China had no symptoms at the airport but when he got home he became ill and so his wife as he sees doctor Nancy mess on your asus someone could test negative and still get sick a negative most likely means a person is not infected however it may mean that an infection has not developed enough to be detected by the task this is the do expect to have more cases and the measures being taken or to reduce the spread of this new coronavirus Sabrina cubic

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What's the Difference Between Hornets and Wasps?

BrainStuff

05:36 min | 3 years ago

What's the Difference Between Hornets and Wasps?

"Many of us. The words Hornet and Wasp interchangeably. But that's a vast overgeneralization that does a disservice to these winged creatures understanding the differences between Hornets. And wasps might help you make better pest control decisions prevent event you from killing beneficial species and of course might keep you from getting a painful sting. Here's the biggest thing to know. All Hornets are wasps but not all WASPS are Hornets. We spoke by email Jason Gibbs assistant professor of an analogy at the University of Manitoba. He said Hornets are just a kind of wasp. Wasp is a very broad term. That covers many different species with different. Lifestyles there are indeed more than one hundred thousand species of Wasp on Earth each testament to the startling diversity in these winged bugs. They're found in every part of the world except for polar areas. It's usually easy to identify. Defy them as they most often have black and yellow stripes a well defined a narrow waist and a tapered abdomen. Hornets are generally a little Chubbier larger than theirs. Felt Wasp rather in in some species have white and black markings. Instead of yellow and black their increased size means they also carry a substantial alone venom so in some cases. These insects are more dangerous than other kinds of wasps. Fortunately if you leave Hornets wasps alone. They generally want nothing to to do with you either. wasps and Hornets to upward fragments and use the resulting pulp to build their signature. papery nests. You'll find these nests which have a honeycomb style Oh segmentation on many horizontal surfaces including roof eaves garage ceilings and other places dangling from a single thin thread. Some Hornets is like the giant. European Hornet may also burrow into the ground to build nests. Their nests may be as large as a foot diameter wasps like bees are incredibly important pollinators helping to keep plant life and agricultural crops healthy they tend to chow down on caterpillars and harmful flies to making them beneficial to humans. That's one reason. Some places like Germany ban people from disturbing these creatures. wasps also exhibit a veracious affinity for Sugary foods and drinks and as such they often make themselves unwelcomed guests at outdoor gatherings like picnics or sporting events furthermore they also love the sweet deliciousness listen of rotting partially fermented fruit that falls to the ground in autumn. They'll gorge themselves to the point that they'll become drunkenly aggressive sometimes chasing pets or people if they you feel annoyed or threatened as their natural food sources continue to dwindle in the fall. These insects may become even bolder. One reason you should limit easy access S. Two human foods that keeps you in the wasps safe from harm while Hornets may eat fruit or picnic. Food they're much more likely to feed on insects like crickets. Grasshoppers wasps are broadly divided into two categories social and solitary species. Social species include paper wasps yellow jackets and yes hornets. But most wasp species are regarded as solitary females live alone and reproduce using some notable techniques wchs including laying eggs on other creatures like spiders which they paralyse hold hostage in their own nests eventually killing the hosts which then serve as food for Wasp Larva a social species on the other hand live in large colonies in populations often exceeding one hundred members with an egg laying queen as well as workers do not reproduce which is called a use social nest gibbs said WASPS and bees have evolved social behavior more often than any other group of animal and interestingly have lost it many times to this behavior has also been recognized in sweat bees gibbs area of expertise he said sweat. Bees are particularly really interesting for studies of social evolution because there are so many back and forth in the evolutionary tree. In fact you can have you social and solitary nests within the same same species. It's incredibly complex. Interesting and wonderfully all of this is going on under our noses. Yellow jackets are yet another type of social wasp. They're smaller and build ground nests. That may feature hundreds of individuals. Some people mistake these pint-size wasps which have bodies around half an inch. Long for bees as their ground nests expand the soil becomes looser increases sinkhole. If you're lucky enough to step into one of these sinkholes you may find yourself at the mercy of hundreds of angry yellow jackets but solitary wasps rarely sting. That's true even if you disturbed their nests. They don't attempt to defend them. Social wasps in Hornets on the other hand can be extremely aggressive if you threaten their lives or their nests often. They'll swarm intruders and deliver multiple stings swatting at wasps is shall we say a bad idea doing so traders the insect to release fairmont's alerting other wasps to a threat. You and that it's time to attack. Even one wasp sting can be very painful. Multiple stings might cause serious harm particularly to anyone who's allergic to the venom and in worst case scenarios Wasp's stink dozens or hundreds of times and act. The can kill even strong healthy people who aren't allergic to the venom. The best strategy is to keep food covered outside Hyde particularly sugary drinks. So that you don't attract wasps is one wasp flies near you remain calm. It will probably just fly off if a swarm comes near you run. Run away in a straight line without waving your arms.

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What Does it Mean for a Machine to "Understand"? with Thomas Dietterich

This Week in Machine Learning & AI

09:37 min | 3 years ago

What Does it Mean for a Machine to "Understand"? with Thomas Dietterich

"We're really digging into this topic. what it means for machine to understand A recent blog post postive yours and I thought to get things kicked off. I read your couple of the opening sentences you wrote critics. A recent advances in artificial intelligence complained that although these advances have produced remarkable improvements in AI system these systems still do not exhibit real true or genuine understanding the use of words like real true and genuine imply that understanding is binary system either exhibits genuine understanding or. It does not the difficulty with this way of thinking. Is that human understanding. We're standing is never complete and perfect as so certainly the way you've laid that Opening argument out it resonates with me. I recently Had Gary Marcus on the show. This was back in September and we spoke about the book that he recently launched rebooting. Hey I And he's pretty. He's very outspoken. As a critic of deep learning. And maybe that's not the way he would put it maybe he'd say a critic of deep learning kind of as a standalone path to Artificial General Intelligence but union reading the blog post I couldn't help but think of Gary. Marcus says being although you didn't name him kind of You know person in absentia that you're writing adding this to maybe talk a little bit about the you know the broader context for This post and maybe how you know what prompted you derided right. If you know Gary was part of you know what you're thinking about Or not I'd love to kind of get a sense for where you're coming from here. Well certainly you know Gary and I have had Opportunity even to engage in formal debates and Gary As I was saying I think Gary's main points I generally agree with which is that there are lots of obvious. Shortcomings are existing systems and in particular These systems based on deep learning But but Gary He and other people can't seem to stop saying things like well when we look at the behavior say of Google translate It's clear that it doesn't. It's not exhibiting real understanding of the of the languages translating or or When we talk about Siri that series and doesn't really really understand What we're talking about And I've been making the counter argument. Yes these systems are understanding. And it's it's real understanding but it is narrow understanding and So I am criticizing the use of the word real to mean deep and complete understanding because that denies that these systems are doing anything that is intelligent or that is exhibiting real understanding and I think that puts puts you in the position that you will never be happy with any system because no matter how good gets it will make mistakes and exhibit failures and it's understanding and are you going to say well when understands ninety five percent of what people say that it's still not real understanding. I mean what you're pushing yourself into a a a belief that there's some magic threshold that if you could somehow cross it you would have a system that had real understanding and I don't think that's the way it works. I think that the way it works works is that we make Incremental progress sometimes. Bigger leap sometimes no progress for periods of time As we were doing in speech recognition for for a while in the nineties but our systems get better they are able to understand something so as I say when I tell Siri please call Dan and he calls the right person. It has understood me for the purposes of that utterance for that task. Now if I said you know Siri tell me what Dan means means to me And it doesn't really know anything about what it means say for To be a best friend and you know but let's many people of course have remarked that it's Impossible for two human beings to fully understand each other so That brings me back again. To what is is it. We're really trying to achieve when we build. Ai Systems and as an engineer. I would say I want systems that can make the appropriate response when I asked them to do something. Or if they're warning me if some situation in the world that I should be paying attention to and so on and to the extent that they do that correctly directly I would say they understand What what what I want them to do when we have these kinds of conversations? I think it's you know there's a slippery slope it kind of devolving to defining every term in the arguments But In this case I I wonder the extent to which we're talking talking about different types of understanding Do Do you think that that is The case at all here. I don't know that there are different types but certainly different definitions. Aw I mean obviously we are arguing about definitions and In My blog post I. I was supporting the view that instead dead of argument about our definitions we should be trying to be should be asking ourselves. Well what tests would you give to a system in order to evaluate whether it's understanding in a doing a particular type of task well right if you say well this is is not a narrow Show me all the the Things that you would like to do that. It is failing to do now And I drove through the analogy to test driven development and software engineering Right at the test. First and then use those to decide how to engineer the system to try to meet those tests And then keep writing more tests. I and I think Gary has actually jumped on that and on twitter. He's been Asking people you know what's wrong with our current natural language wjr understanding tasks and because it seems that we can often get an assist him to do well on the on a particular benchmark task. Ask and yet again. It turns out that it's very narrow and it's not doing well on any like immediately adjacent tasks that we would like it's a new And and so some people have been. There's been a bit of a discussion now about that. And and I think that's really where the discussion needs to go is You know and and Gary himself himself in in our twitter conversations I thought articulated beautifully said. Okay I want the computer to be able to say Rita Story and tell me The answers answers to the journalist questions who what when where why how So why did this person do this. What did they do? When did they do it? You know Ordered these events for me correctly clean time and those are way beyond what we can the state of the art in a and natural language understanding some of the people in the natural language community said just stop using the word understanding at all. We've just caught language processing because we know that That this word understanding Sets expectations for something. Something that is very broad and deep you know duck. Hoffstetter had a very interesting piece that came out last year where he analyzed Google translate and showed how many many cases where Google translates understandings clearly extremely surface oriented and often? It can't understand anything about did. Did John Do something to marry was married doing something. John knows that John Maher need to both be translated In into the different language language. And it certainly doesn't have any of the You know connotations and Depth say that would be required to to translate more poetic language would your metaphorical language It really has no understanding of Human Social Relationships What that might make Mary angry? What might Make John Happy. you know just it's completely clueless about that because all it has been taught to do is is to translate from Chinese into English English into Chinese for fairly straightforward every day sentences and certainly not trying into translate Shakespeare at all and one can imagine that it could make very serious mistakes result in say highly highly emotional and complex Social situations it's fine for. Where's the nearest bus stop? But not so good for you know so why. Why aren't you talking to me anymore or something? I do want to encourage us to move beyond saying well either understands it doesn't and this understanding is true true or it isn't to say well. This understanding is incomplete in these important ways and and what we would need these to do and so for example when we think about reading a story or just engaging in a dialogue we need a systems that can be building and maintaining an interpretation of the dialogue and this is well known in the natural language community. We just don't know really how to do it at scale. We can build applications in a narrow domain Say Purchasing airline tickets or something where air we can cover a lot of different linguistic phenomena and An have Quite good performance but as soon as you step out of that narrow domain that breaks down.

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Another human case of mosquito-borne EEE confirmed

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:21 sec | 3 years ago

Another human case of mosquito-borne EEE confirmed

"A second person dies from Tripoli in the state a man in his seventies from Freetown ten confirmed human cases so far this season health officials also confirming the state's second human case of west Nile virus in Connecticut health officials confirmed the death of any slime resident from Tripoli they're also announcing a lime resident testing positive for the mosquito borne

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Trump tweets deal has been signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs

All Things Considered

04:39 min | 3 years ago

Trump tweets deal has been signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs

"Kelley President Trump says he has deal with Mexico on migration that will avert tariffs against Mexico that were due to take effect on Monday. The tariffs were aimed at all Mexican products coming into the United States, delegates from Mexico and the US have been negotiating in Washington all week for more on these negotiations. And what we know about this announced deal. We turn down to NPR's White House correspondent timber Keith, and our Mexico. Correspondent Carrie Kahn, welcome you to glad to be with you. Thank you. Hi, so. All right, Tom. I'm going to start with you. What do we know about this deal? What is the president saying about it? Well, so the president is you say tweeted, he says that the tariffs that were scheduled to be implemented by the US on Monday against Mexico are hereby indefinitely suspended and that Mexico has in turn agreed to take strong measures. Now, we also. Oh, have just gotten from the State Department, a US Mexico joint declaration that has a fair number of details in it about steps that Mexico will take that, that Mexico's agreed to take that are making President Trump willing to sign onto this deal and carry. Let me bring you in because you've been following the Mexican side of all this, when the president says they've agreed to take strong measures. Do we know anymore about with what, what the foreign minister of Mexico has been saying what these strong measures are sure he stepped out and read from that announcement that we have now negatives tell you a little bit of what he said, he's that is interesting. The words he said that this will include an increase in force -ment to curb irregular migration, including the deployment deployment of Mexico's national guard. And the way he termed it was throughout Mexico giving priority to at southern border before we had heard that Mexico had pledged to send six thousand national guard troops to the border. Now. Here that it will be a priority also. They he said that Mexico will take decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations and also attack. They're listed financial and transportation network than we've already seen that Mexico arrested two human rights activists that were had participated in planning, and helping in helping an assistance of migrant caravans and also froze, the Bank accounts of twenty six other individuals that had been allegedly participated in my grand caravan financing, so Timur Keith. What's going on here in terms of the politics as we just heard there from Kerry? There are some concessions on the Mexican side, but we also know that President Trump met with a lot of significant pushback from within his own party about these tariffs on Mexican imports. This is not the first time that President Trump has in some ways created a crisis. He has made a big threat in this case it was. A threat to put tariffs on all Mexican goods, a couple of months ago, he was threatening to close the entire US border with Mexico, then he backed off from that saying that he was instead going to give Mexico a one year warning to stop the flow of drugs into the United States that a couple of months later, now we have this threat on tariffs. What's into the playbook? Oh, absolutely. I mean he has the playbook to a T, which is have a crisis or create sort of a crisis situation and then decide the terms by which it is solved. And then say that it is solved. What, what you have to wait and see is whether the number of border crossings comes down the number of people crossing the US Mexico border and being apprehended at the border has been very high for the last three months and President Trump took this step it in a way. It's, it's his style of negotiating and he did it. Again, this time and Kerry from the Mexican point of view. Do we know what the pressure points here was and what made a difference in this negotiation? I think one thing that the US has been pressuring Mexico to do all along as to accept more asylum seekers, when they apply for asylum in the US. They wanted them to come back and wait in Mexico in, according to this announcement that we just had Mexico will authorize the entrance of, of individuals. They say for humanitarian reasons and they will take these asylum-seekers, but they will not become what they said, was the breaking point from Mexico this safe third country where silence seekers would have to apply in Mexico for asylum. Not in the USO. Maybe that's a concession that the that Mexico gone out of this. It's

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Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:16 min | 4 years ago

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

"And finally on today's program research in China has sparked a huge control in the scientific community. He GM coup of Southern University of science, and technology and Shanzen says he's been genetically editing babies a process that's banned in most countries because of ethical and medical concerns. Well, I'm joined on the line by Chris Smith who is from the naked Santus Cambridge University. Chris aims to help the public gain a better understanding of some pretty complex issues in science. So Chris let's start with the science bit. What exactly has he been doing? Can you tell us about the process of editing human genes? Good morning. The first thing to to make everyone aware of is that we don't actually have any evidence for this. This is all hearsay or what this person claims. No one has presented any substantiated evidence. These stories are true. So we must take them with a pinch of salt and a face value. It may not have really happened. But what he Jan que- says. And he went to a meeting in Hong Kong last week and told people this is that he has done what we call crisper this genome editing on the embryos of seven couples extensively to reduce the risk of embryos developing or presenting on this earth is's receptors for HIV. So in other words, this would make these individuals. If what he's done has really happened much less -ceptable HIV infection in the future. He says he's edited sixteen out of twenty two human embryos from seven couples that eleven of those embryos we used in six implantation attempts. And he says he has one ensuing pregnancy which resulted in twins and of those twins tests show, and these these are twin consensus is as you know, I don't know if he's actually got the babies yet. But certainly the he's saying he's got a twin pregnancy. One of them has had both copies of this particular, gene that he's going for edited the other has just one. Now, how it works is basically. You take the egg. And you take the sperm the fathers in these individuals had jive e so they washed sperm to make sure there were no HIV particles there. They then used one single sperm to infect sorry, infect it being jetted into the embryo into the fertilizing it at the same time added this crisper, gene editing tool which was there to remove gene called CC all five delta thirty two or to cut into that, gene. And that's the one HIV is sort of doorway to get into our cells. And so the rationale is if you change that gene HIV can't use it. And therefore your body is much less susceptible to Jarvi infection. We know at the moment how different than is it from the existing practice of screening genes for disease. I know for instance, Huntington's or something you can make sure that the that the embryo does not have that, gene. Right. Well, there's a a world apart between screening and doing what we call preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and what is. Stint, simply editing, a human embryo to change its life course, because you have to remember that when you do this on a very early embryo in this way, every cell in the body of that individual is going to inherit the change that you have made with preimplantation genetic diagnosis, if you have a family history of of a catastrophic disease Huntington's disease is one example, there are many others, then you can take a cell from a developing embryo, you can look at the jeans, and you can then tell the parents with certainty this individual does or doesn't have this particular condition. That's all the same. Because at that point. You can give them a choice of whether or not they want to continue with that pregnancy, including even implanting embryos. You can you have a choice. They're here. They have changed these individuals at the genetic level, and that means every single cell in the end, I think crucially, the cells that are gonna make sperms and eggs will carry this change, which means not just those individuals, but their offspring will also carry that change. And that means you're changing the germ line of the human race. And that's very very dangerous because this stage these tools are in their infancy. We're not very good at using them on animals yet loans. Humans. I mean, of course, the ethical objections are enormous tr- cermony questions is it ethical to change genetic code to save lives. And if we do have that technology is it ethical not to use it..

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