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AI has been described as “Thor’s Hammer“ and “the new electricity.” But it’s also a bit of a mystery – even to those who know it best. We’ll connect with some of the world’s leading AI experts to explain how it works, how it’s evolving, and how it intersects with every facet of human endeavor. This podcast is produced by NVIDIA, the AI computing company. Multiple episodes are released every month.
 
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.
 
Aspectos Culturales is a bilingual New Mexico culturally based weekly one half hour radio show. The program deals with various aspects of Hispanic culture in New Mexico. Our culture is composed of various aspects, which include: language, values, beliefs, history, folklore, and much more. At times the program includes Spanish or English articles from Semos’ monthly magazine, AMIGOS. Sometimes appropriate songs and music are included between the informational articles.
 
Aspectos Culturales is a bilingual New Mexico culturally based weekly one half hour radio show. The program deals with various aspects of Hispanic culture in New Mexico. Our culture is composed of various aspects, which include: language, values, beliefs, history, folklore, and much more. At times the program includes Spanish or English articles from Semos’ monthly magazine, AMIGOS. Sometimes appropriate songs and music are included between the informational articles.
 
CICARDIAN é uma cidade misteriosa em que eventos bizarros acontecem. Um astronauta caiu no planeta e foi salvo por duas viajantes no tempo em um restaurante voador.
 
The realities of maintaining and running a rental property can quickly become overwhelming- even to the savviest investor.
 
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Confira aqui as análises, entrevistas e repercussões de notícias que você pode ouvir e baixar. As reportagens +RFI propõem a cobertura de eventos importantes no mundo inteiro feita pelos repórteres e correspondentes da Rádio França Internacional.
 
I Was A Communist For The FBI was a show that came from the anti-Communist hysteria at a peak in the 1950s, and by the end of 1952 I Was a Communist was scheduled on more than 600 stations. The show was based on the book by Matt Cvetic and purportedly told of his adventures as an undercover operative who joined the Communist Party to spy from within for the FBI. Many of the stories contained double-edged conflicts: Cvetic constantly looked for information, walking a tightrope among suspiciou ...
 
The days of missing solid Bible teaching because of your hectic work and family schedule are gone forever. You can now carry the same trusted Derek Prince Legacy Radio daily broadcast with you wherever you go.Take Derek's insightful Bible teaching with you to the gym, for a walk, or even to the grocery store. It’s your choice! Listen wherever and whenever you want — as often as you want.Subscribe today for FREE and never miss another life-changing message.
 
Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays. Drawing from a wealth of illustrative material, including the examples of fellow anarchists and radicals of her own acquaintance, modern martyrs, dissident playwrights, poets, and authors, etc., she delineates the main themes of her philosophy with incisiveness and evangelical passion. Included among these themes are: a definition of decentralized anarc ...
 
Learn English the fun way—by listening to a podcast that interests you and that you can understand! Join Jeff twice a week for an American English podcast about current events, such as American culture, travel, business, technology, politics and sports. The episodes also highlight English vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs, English grammar and other expressions. Best of all, the show goes at the right speed for you—just a little bit slower than native speech. By listening to spoken English th ...
 
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The movement to eliminate plastic straws is spreading: the UK government plans to ban them and Starbucks has already announced it will re-design its cold-drinks lids to go straw-less. Straws can stay intact in the environment for up to 200 years. But will giving up straws really help the environment? Plus, learn the English phrase “gathering st ...…
 
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a populist leader who twice lost presidential races in Mexico, swept to a landslide victory July 1 as Mexicans overwhelmingly backed his message of change. AMLO, as he is known, promised to reduce poverty, end corruption, and get the country’s violence under control. He takes office in December. Learn the English ex ...…
 
Airport control towers are icons of the aviation industry. But a Canadian startup wants to use artificial intelligence to make them a relic of the past. Searidge Technologies believes AI powered video systems can do a better job.
 
Continuing on Tarski's “The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics" (1944), Hartry Field's “Tarski's Theory of Truth” (1972), and Donald Davidson's “The Folly of Trying to Define Truth” (1977). What was Tarski really doing? What are the implications of his project? Does it even make sense to define "truth," and what shoul ...…
 
In a high-scoring and at times odd final, France defeated Croatia 4-2 to win its second World Cup in history, putting an end to Croatia’s improbable and dramatic rise. Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic scored at both ends of the field, Video Assistant Review figured in a controversial handball penalty, the game was threatened by lightning, and a fan ra ...…
 
Twelve boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand after floodwaters stranded them on a ledge for 18 days. The group was trapped in a cave after monsoon rains flooded the passageways. After 10 days stranded with no food or water, a team of rescue divers found them—and the search for an escape route bega ...…
 
As part of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s Vision 2030, the government of Saudi Arabia began issuing driver’s licenses to women. Women across the country were celebrating their new freedom, and some sat in the driver’s seat of a car for the first time. But not everyone is celebrating: some think the right to drive should be just the beginnin ...…
 
The final four teams are set: they are France and Belgium, who face off on Tuesday, and Croatia and England, who play on Wednesday. Belgium’s golden generation is hitting is prime right in time to make a big move this year, while France’s are exceeding expectations. Croatia’s goalie may have injured his hamstring in the game against Russia, pot ...…
 
On Tarski's “The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics" (1944), Hartry Field's “Tarski's Theory of Truth” (1972), and Donald Davidson's “The Folly of Trying to Define Truth” (1977). What is truth? Tarski gives a technical, metaphysically neutral definition for truth within a particular, well-defined language. So how does ...…
 
Hear highlights from two supporter-only discussions: Allan Bloom on Nietzsche/Freud/etc. and Leo Strauss vs. Richard Rorty on liberal education and democracy.
 
Venezuela is facing a slow-motion societal collapse, as shortages of food, medicine and electricity plague the country; cities are overrun by violence and looting; and the country’s government has slid into authoritarianism. Despite it all, some organizations are doing their best to relieve the suffering. Learn how to use the English expression ...…
 
Happy Fourth of July! Americans celebrate their nation’s birthday by having parades, watching fireworks displays, setting off their own fireworks, and watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Though US independence was declared on July 4, the actual vote to become an independent nation was two days earlier, on July 2. At the end of the pro ...…
 
Credit scores are a funny thing. Funny might not be the right word, but you know what we mean. You can't have a credit score unless you have a credit history. You have to use your credit to keep your score up, but if your score's not good enough, you can't get credit. But never fear, AI and machine learning are here to help. Our guest on this e ...…
 
Two soccer powerhouses fell in their first games in the knockout round of the world cup as Portugal and Argentina fell to Uruguay and France. Russia stunned Spain with a penalty-shot victory in Moscow. Brazil faces Mexico today: will Mexico finally beat the five-time champion? Plus, learn the phrasal verb shape up. Read the full transcript of t ...…
 
Continuing with Pano Kanelos on articles on liberal education by Jacob Klein, Sidney Hook, and Martha Nussbaum. What's the practical application of a liberal education? Is it really liberating or indoctrinating? We continue discussion of the Great Books model. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition along with the follow-up di ...…
 
They are a ubiquitous part of live in New York City: the yellow plastic cards with a magnetic stripe called MetroCards are the way New Yorkers board the subway. But they are set to be retired in the next several years, in favor of a more high-tech way to ride the 114-year-old system of underground trains. Plus today learn the English phrasal ve ...…
 
TV host Anthony Bourdain and fashion pioneer Kate Spade took their own lives this month—Spade in New York and Bourdain in France. Both were successful, rich, and admired around the world, but lived with deep personal troubles. In the wake of these tragic suicides, take a moment to connect with those around you and to care for your own mental he ...…
 
Pano Kanelos, the president of St. John's College, Annapolis joins us to discuss Jacob Klein's “The Idea of a Liberal Education” (1960) and “On Liberal Education” (1965), plus Sidney Hook’s “A Critical Appraisal of the St. John’s College Curriculum” (1946) and Martha Nussbaum’s “Undemocratic Vistas” (1987). What constitutes a liberal education? ...…
 
Lionel Messi has been but a bystander in this World Cup as Argentina fought Iceland to a draw and fell to Croatia in its first two games, putting the soccer powerhouse in danger of elimination. Mexico’s team—and its fans—have made an impression so far. Video review reversed a penalty call for the first time in World Cup history. And tiny Icelan ...…
 
Phil was a core member of Roxy Music through the '70s and early '80s, has released 10+ solo albums since 1975 and many collaborations—appearing on around 80 albums in total—with an experimental yet tasteful guitar that's sometimes mistaken for a keyboard or something else. We discuss "No Church in the Wild" from The Sound of Blue (2015), which ...…
 
Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador, a leftist candidate pledging to fight corruption and revive the agricultural sector, is leading in the polls leading up to Mexico’s July 1 presidential vote. He is both similar to and very different from Donald Trump. Learn how to use the English expression “buck the trend.” Read the full transcript of this episode ...…
 
Continuing on Allan Bloom's 1987 book critiquing the current fragmented structure of the university that promotes technical and professional education over the ability to think philosophically. Does Bloom's vision require aristocracy, or can a Great Books education be available for all? Listen to part 1 first, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citiz ...…
 
Juul, the most popular brand of e-cigarettes, was designed to help smokers quit by giving them the nicotine their bodies crave without the harmful side-effects of lighting up. But now American teenagers who have never smoked are getting hooked on Juul, calling it a “harmless cigarette.” Health experts disagree. Plus, learn the English phrasal v ...…
 
The world’s most anticipated sporting competition, FIFA’s World Cup, starts today with a match between host country Russia and Saudi Arabia. The games will be played in 12 stadiums across Russia and will feature a brand-new soccer ball just for this tournament. Learn where they say “soccer” and where they say “football” in English. We’ll know t ...…
 
NVIDIA researchers are gearing up to present 19 accepted papers and posters, seven of them during speaking sessions, at the annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference next week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Joining us to discuss some of what's being presented at CVPR, and to share his perspective on the world of deep learning and AI i ...…
 
On Allan Bloom's 1987 best-selleing polemic. What is the role of the university in our democracy? Bloom thinks that today's students are conformist, relativistic, and nihilistic, and that great books and thinking for thinking's sake are the cure. Continued on part 2, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition plus an exclusive follow-up discu ...…
 
Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the United States, but the true human damage on the island may never be known. A new study says over 4,600 people died—more than the government’s official estimate of 64. Most of the human toll came as a result of poor health care in the storm’s aftermath. On today’s episode, you’ll ...…
 
They are calling him ‘Le Spiderman’: A 22-year-old immigrant from Mali climbed the side of a Paris apartment building with only his bare hands to save a toddler who was stranded on a fourth-floor balcony. After the dramatic rescue, he met the French president and was offered citizenship—and a place in the Paris fire department. Plus, learn the ...…
 
Smarts are always in fashion, and our next guest has that in spades. Costa Colbert has been chasing down how brains — both real and artificial — work for 30 years. Dr. Colbert — who holds degrees in fields ranging from neural science to electrical engineering — is known for his studies of information transmission in pyramidal neurons of the mam ...…
 
Finishing Davidson's "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme" (1974) and moving on to Carnap's "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology" (1950). Carnap claims that we talk about mathematical objects or subatomic particles or whatever, we're not really (contra Quine) making metaphysical claims. Ontological questions like "Are there really numbers?" ...…
 
A group of artists called the Night Lords has turned vacant walls into graffiti murals of The Simpsons in Iztacalco, a neighborhood of Mexico City. Over 15 murals are up and five more are on the way. Neighbors who were initially skeptical now embrace the project. Plus, learn how to use the English phrase ‘on board.’ Check out pictures of Sprayf ...…
 
Gareth Bale scored two goals as a substitute and Karim Benzema scored an embarrassing goal against Liverpool goaltender Lorius Karius as Real Madrid captured its 13th Champions League title and its third in a row. It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s fifth title—but his comments after the game cast doubt on his future in Madrid. Learn what it means to ta ...…
 
NetFlix has changed the way we watch television for the better. The streaming video pioneer is much more than just an entertainment giant for the 21st century — it’s also a pioneer when it comes to using machine learning. While Justin Basilico, a research director with NetFlix, can’t share all the spoilers, he knows better than anyone how enter ...…
 
On Davidson's "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme" (1974) and Carnap's "Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology" (1950). What does it mean to say that we grasp the world through a conceptual scheme? Are schemes different between cultures or even individuals, such that we can't really understand each other? Davidson thinks that this doesn't make ...…
 
On Plain English’s 50th episode: Captain Liu Chuanjian landed a Sichuan Airlines flight safely after its windshield blew out mid-air, 32,000 feet above ground. The co-pilot was sucked halfway out of the plane and the temperature and air pressure in the cockpit plummeted. Captain Liu is being “hailed as a hero” for his efforts to save the plane— ...…
 
Listen here to a few highlights from two recent discussions between Mark and Wes: We chase down some issues from ep. 189, relating authorial intent to philosophy of language more generally, then we have some preliminary discussion about the possibility of a future identity politics episode. Get the full discussions by becoming a PEL Citizen or ...…
 
Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of England, married American actress Meghan Markle in a ceremony that both honored tradition but had its own unique touch. On the morning of the wedding, Prince Harry was given the official title Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Markle, who may have to give up her American citizenship, will be Duchess of ...…
 
Think of it as like a USB port for your body. Emil Hewage is the co-founder and CEO at Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems, a neural engineering startup. They UK startup is building interfaces that use AI to help plug medical devices int our nervous systems. CBAS was named one of the top startups at Y Combinator’s Winter ‘17 cohort by TechCrunch ...…
 
On Darren Aronofsky's philosophical 2017 film about humanity's relationship to nature. We discuss the philosophical content of the film (Gnosticism, anyone?) and explore the relation between meaning and the sensuous aspects of an artwork. Can a work be both allegorical and yet have fully fleshed out characters and the other elements that make a ...…
 
The last home-grown terrorist organization in Europe officially disbanded. The Basque country’s ETA, which used violent tactics in an attempt to separate from Spain, agreed to give up its weapons and disband last month. Plus, we discuss the English phrase “fight back.” Read the full transcript of this episode at http://www.plainenglish.com/48 T ...…
 
Wayne Thompson was into big data, before big data was cool. Now the world — even much of our GPU Technology Conference — revolves around the kinds of challenges the 25-year veteran of analytics software developer SAS Institute has made a career of helping enterprises master. How did that happen? We asked Thomson, Chief Data Scientist of SAS Dat ...…
 
Electric scooters are taking over the streets in some American cities, including San Francisco. New programs allow people to rent a scooter for $1, unlock it with their smartphones, and leave the scooters wherever they please when they are finished. Mayors and city officials aren’t happy with the rollout. Plus, we discuss the English phrasal ve ...…
 
Continuing on "The Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes (1967) and "What Is an Author?" by Michel Foucault (1969), and finally getting to “Against Theory” by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels (1982). What could it mean to say that a text, once written, speaks itself? We get into Foucault's critique of the cult of the author and the reader ...…
 
Nazaré, Portugal, attracts surfers and observers from around the world for its world-class surfing waves, and last November Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa set the record for surfing the biggest-wave ever, at 80 feet. The same day, a British surfer broke his back on a similar wave. The silver lining for him was that he was given the award for bes ...…
 
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is erupting and sending lava flowing through residential areas, putting homes and businesses at risk. Gas and steam are coming out of new cracks in the earth that opened up after a series of earthquakes last week. Several residents were given only minutes to evacuate their homes and head for safety. We also discuss ...…
 
This week's episode features Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, and if you've been following the podcast for a while, you know that an earlier episode featuring Bryan is one of the most popular podcasts we've done. Bryan is going to walk us through some of the latest developments at NVIDIA research... a ...…
 
On four essays about how to interpret artworks: “The Intentional Fallacy” by W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley (1946), "The Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes (1967), "What is an Author?" by Michel Foucault (1969), and “Against Theory” by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels (1982). When you're trying to figure out what, say, a poem means ...…
 
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