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Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo products, report finds

Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo products, report findsEmployees listen to Echo recordings, transcribe and annotate them and feed them back to the software so that Alexa can better grasp human speech.



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Sanders: We will listen to a much high authority than Ocasio-Cortez on the world ending

Sanders: We will listen to a much high authority than Ocasio-Cortez on the world endingWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responds to comments made by freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about climate change and the end of the world.



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'More shots fired' Listen to dispatch audio of chaos during Santa Fe shooting

'More shots fired' Listen to dispatch audio of chaos during Santa Fe shootingListen as authorities responded to the first calls of the shooting inside Santa Fe High School.



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Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'

Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is calling on the EPA to follow through on its plan to prohibit a toxic pesticide that’s been linked to brain damage in children. One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first actions in office was to reject his scientists’ conclusion that it put children and farmworkers at risk and strike down a ban his agency had proposed two years earlier.



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Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengers

Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengersAudio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.



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Parkland Survivors: Donald Trump 'Needs To Listen To The Screams Of The Children'

Parkland Survivors: Donald Trump 'Needs To Listen To The Screams Of The Children'Survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, have delivered a blistering message to President Donald Trump. Students David Hogg and Cameron Kasky joined Bill Maher on Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time” to talk about the upcoming “March For Our Lives” and their campaign for gun control. During the wide-ranging interview, Hogg described how the White House had called him the day before the president held a “listening session” on the issue, to invite him to attend.



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Listen to a captive killer whale named 'Wikie' mimic 'hello' back to scientists

Listen to a captive killer whale named 'Wikie' mimic 'hello' back to scientistsIn 2014, scientists hauled their recording equipment into Marineland, an aquatic theme park located in the French resort town of Antibes. They wanted to see if a 14-year old orca whale living there, named Wikie, could listen to a huge diversity of sounds — from humans, elephants, and whales — and then mimic these noises back. The experiment was designed to test the hypothesis,  supported by other studies, that killer whales and other cetaceans learn sounds in social settings.  According to their research, published today in the journal
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Wikie successfully copied these sounds back to the researchers — although there's certainly no evidence she was ever truly "talking." SEE ALSO: Cloned monkeys born in Chinese lab pave way for new medical studies The team of scientists, which included neuroscientists and evolutionary researchers, wrote that their "main objective was to test whether the killer whales were capable of learning novel sounds through imitative learning…" Below is a recording of Wikie mimicking the sound of "hello," as spoken to her by trainers: Previously, sea-faring scientists documented different pods of wild whales using their own culturally distinct "vocal dialects" to communicate. Now, thanks to this new study, there's some direct experimental evidence about how these regional whale dialects may develop.  After seeing Wikie's ability to mimic a rich diversity of sounds, the researchers suggest that these intelligent animals can master their unique vocalizations through "social learning" — in other words, hanging out with each other and mimicking each others' sound and language.  While it’s still very much a mystery how different killer whales in disparate parts of the sea pass along unique sounds to their respective clans, they might be mimicking each other, similar to Wikie imitating the sounds of human voices. Wikie, though, has never seen the ocean, having spent her life in captivity at Marineland for nearly 18 years. According to the Marineland website, she's no longer performing alongside human trainers after an incident in which she "pushed a trainer underwater." Her captivity, while controversial —- SeaWorld announced in 2016 that it's completely phasing out its captive orca program — did afford the research team an opportunity to study whale intelligence and language. Not only was Wikie in a controlled environment, but as a trained whale, she could be instructed to listen to the researcher’s sounds. Three different set-ups were used to observe Wikie's behavior in the Marineland pool. This included Wikie responding to live sounds made by her son, Moana, as well as mimicking some never-heard-before sounds played through a speaker.   Image: royal society publishing The great limitation in this research, of course, is that only one whale was studied, and a trained whale at that. If more killer whales can be observed mimicking sounds, we'll know that this isn't simply a fluke — meaning just Wikie's unique ability to mimic sound.  Future opportunities to perform these studies in controlled settings, however, will grow increasingly limited as more theme parks, like SeaWorld, shutter their captive killer whale programs in response to public pressure. This means that scientists will need to seek answers to the many remaining questions by saying hello to these intelligent creatures in the wild. WATCH: Veterinarians are using fish skin to help heal bear paw burns from wildfires  



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Listen: Trump Records Campaign Robocall For Roy Moore

Listen: Trump Records Campaign Robocall For Roy MooreDonald Trump recorded a campaign robocall supporting GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore that will be dialed into homes the day before the special election.



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Listen To The Spookiest Sounds Ever Detected In Space

Listen To The Spookiest Sounds Ever Detected In SpaceFor some real Halloween chills, check out NASA’s new playlist of spooky signals picked up by its spacecraft over the years.



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‘Had to listen’: Trump Jr. confirms meeting Russian lawyer to discuss Clinton

‘Had to listen’: Trump Jr. confirms meeting Russian lawyer to discuss ClintonThe president’s oldest son dismissed the importance of a new report on his June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.



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