RT America -- May 20, 2016
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning appeals 35yr espionage conviction
Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is appealing her 35-year sentence in a military prison for violating the Espionage Act. In 2010, she released more than 700,000 diplomatic cables to Wikileaks. RT America’s Anya Parampil breaks down Manning’s leak, which exposed the extrajudicial killings of 15,000 Iraqi civilians. Then, Clark Stoeckley, who attended Manning’s trial and is the author of the book ‘United States vs. Chelsea Manning’ talks about the case with Manila Chan.
Pretty in pink: Researcher explains how humanoid robots can have gender
A new study from Pennsylvania State University found that robots can “change their gender” without changing their parts. Using a screen, a smartphone app, and something as simple as pink earmuffs is enough for humans to assign that robot a gender identity, researchers say. Confused yet? The study’s lead scientist, Dr. Shyam Sundar joins RT America’s Manila Chan to explain.