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18 Feb, 2020 01:24

The News with Rick Sanchez - February 17, 2020 (19:00 ET)

Bill Gates saying AI can save the world (Full show)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that rapid advances in artificial intelligence can be harnessed to find cures for diseases and solve other problems plaguing humankind. Dr. Jonathan Latham, executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in. He argues that there is no amount of computing power that can make up for the biases implicit in the algorithm. Historian and journalist Gareth Porter joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the the Trump Administration's memo to Congress on assassination of Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani.  RT America's Faran Fronczak reports the latest news about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. RT America's Natasha Sweatte reports on Facebook's report about its users' sharing habits with regard to political speech. Then RT America's Steve Christakos reports on the 28th annual Laureus Sports Awards in Berlin, Germany.  The Labour Party is demanding the removal of UK PM Boris Johnson's aide and self-described political "super-forecaster" Andrew Sabisky over controversial comments about eugenics and race. RT's Nadira Tudor has the details.