Experts cast doubt on whether China’s news anchor is really A.I.

AI may have created the Xinhua anchor and its voice, but the anchor itself cannot think, Ali Shafti, a research associate in robotics and AI at Imperial College London, told CNBC by phone. “What actually creates those images and the movement of the lips and the voice of this anchor is using algorithms that are related to artificial intelligence. But to call this an AI anchor is slightly overselling it.” “The term itself is usually defined as a non-human device or algorithm being able to do behav


AI may have created the Xinhua anchor and its voice, but the anchor itself cannot think, Ali Shafti, a research associate in robotics and AI at Imperial College London, told CNBC by phone. “What actually creates those images and the movement of the lips and the voice of this anchor is using algorithms that are related to artificial intelligence. But to call this an AI anchor is slightly overselling it.” “The term itself is usually defined as a non-human device or algorithm being able to do behav
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Experts cast doubt on whether China's news anchor is really A.I.

As with any new technology, terms can enter people’s vernacular before they are fully understood. “We should also always be really careful I think about the use of the term AI, and in this context you don’t want to suggest that this anchor is actually exhibiting any intelligence, because it’s not, it’s just like a kind of very sophisticated digital puppet.” Knight said.

AI may have created the Xinhua anchor and its voice, but the anchor itself cannot think, Ali Shafti, a research associate in robotics and AI at Imperial College London, told CNBC by phone. “What actually creates those images and the movement of the lips and the voice of this anchor is using algorithms that are related to artificial intelligence. But to call this an AI anchor is slightly overselling it.”

Defining AI isn’t straightforward, Shafti said. “The term itself is usually defined as a non-human device or algorithm being able to do behaviors and actions that are possible only for a person of human intelligence, or maybe not even possible for humans, so above human intelligence,” he said.

“People will probably misunderstand this as the anchor itself is intelligent, it’s like a human and can react to situations with an intelligent behavior which is not the case. It is basically a puppet running script. It can read script. It can do (that) very convincingly and the aspects that it looks so convincingly, that’s the AI, but not what it says and it does,” Shafti added.

The abilities and dangers of AI can be overstated. “As a person who does research in AI and robotics, I think we need to be very careful with how we explain AI to the general public. There is already the fear and the negative thoughts on the subject in the general public. And it is based on what is being said by people like Elon Musk and by movies and films and series that people see. It is not realistic. It is being oversold and it is necessary for people to understand what it is that we are researching and what it is that we are trying to do.”


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No quick win for China on trade despite Kudlow-Navarro dispute, experts say

Peter Navarro, U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade advisor and a hardliner on China, has been sidelined by the White House — but prospects of a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies remain bleak, experts told CNBC. The U.S. and China have engaged in a trade fight this year, with Trump repeatedly attacking China for intellectual property theft, barriers to U.S. companies operating in China, and a massive trade imbalance. The U.S. president is expected to meet Chinese President Xi J


Peter Navarro, U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade advisor and a hardliner on China, has been sidelined by the White House — but prospects of a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies remain bleak, experts told CNBC. The U.S. and China have engaged in a trade fight this year, with Trump repeatedly attacking China for intellectual property theft, barriers to U.S. companies operating in China, and a massive trade imbalance. The U.S. president is expected to meet Chinese President Xi J
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No quick win for China on trade despite Kudlow-Navarro dispute, experts say

Peter Navarro, U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade advisor and a hardliner on China, has been sidelined by the White House — but prospects of a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies remain bleak, experts told CNBC.

The U.S. and China have engaged in a trade fight this year, with Trump repeatedly attacking China for intellectual property theft, barriers to U.S. companies operating in China, and a massive trade imbalance. The U.S. president is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Argentina this month to talk trade.

CNBC reported Wednesday that the White House has deliberately curtailed Navarro’s public profile in the wake of an apparent dispute between him and top economic advisor Larry Kudlow.

Neither Kudlow nor Navarro is expected to depart from the White House.


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Experts discuss Amazon HQ2, interest rates at NYU’s Capital Markets in Real Estate conference


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Sterling could jump 8% if Brexit deal gets approved by UK Parliament, experts say

With the U.K. and the European Union agreeing on a draft agreement for Brexit, traders are now contemplating what could happen to sterling. The currency has been under a lot of pressure lately owing to the uncertainty surrounding a Brexit agreement. But analysts told CNBC that the currency could hit anywhere between $1.35 and $1.40 if the deal gets passed through the U.K. Parliament. On Tuesday, Britain and the EU reportedly agreed to a draft of Brexit divorce terms. British Prime Minister There


With the U.K. and the European Union agreeing on a draft agreement for Brexit, traders are now contemplating what could happen to sterling. The currency has been under a lot of pressure lately owing to the uncertainty surrounding a Brexit agreement. But analysts told CNBC that the currency could hit anywhere between $1.35 and $1.40 if the deal gets passed through the U.K. Parliament. On Tuesday, Britain and the EU reportedly agreed to a draft of Brexit divorce terms. British Prime Minister There
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Sterling could jump 8% if Brexit deal gets approved by UK Parliament, experts say

With the U.K. and the European Union agreeing on a draft agreement for Brexit, traders are now contemplating what could happen to sterling.

The currency has been under a lot of pressure lately owing to the uncertainty surrounding a Brexit agreement. But analysts told CNBC that the currency could hit anywhere between $1.35 and $1.40 if the deal gets passed through the U.K. Parliament. It was trading at $1.2953 at around 1:00 p.m. London time on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Britain and the EU reportedly agreed to a draft of Brexit divorce terms. British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with her Cabinet (her close circle of lawmakers) on Wednesday to get her ministers on side before presenting the deal to Parliament.


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Experts agree: Don’t splurge on an engagement ring

When you’re ready to propose to your partner, it can be tempting to go all out on an expensive diamond engagement ring. But experts agree: Don’t splurge. “If you want to spend $100 on a ring, great! If you want to spend $50,000 on a ring, and you can afford it, also great,” says Sethi. “I don’t believe in focusing solely on the price — I want to focus on the value of your gift, which ultimately only you decide.


When you’re ready to propose to your partner, it can be tempting to go all out on an expensive diamond engagement ring. But experts agree: Don’t splurge. “If you want to spend $100 on a ring, great! If you want to spend $50,000 on a ring, and you can afford it, also great,” says Sethi. “I don’t believe in focusing solely on the price — I want to focus on the value of your gift, which ultimately only you decide.
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Experts agree: Don't splurge on an engagement ring

When you’re ready to propose to your partner, it can be tempting to go all out on an expensive diamond engagement ring. But experts agree: Don’t splurge.

“Forget all the bulls— about two months of salary,” says Ramit Sethi, personal finance expert and author of “I Will Teach You to be Rich.” “That is pure marketing nonsense. Look at your own financial situation to decide what you can comfortably afford.”

That amount will vary, person by person. “If you want to spend $100 on a ring, great! If you want to spend $50,000 on a ring, and you can afford it, also great,” says Sethi. In the same way, he thinks it’s fine to spend a lot on your wedding — assuming you’ve been saving for and can manage the expense.

In the end, he says, getting the ring should make you feel good. “I don’t believe in focusing solely on the price — I want to focus on the value of your gift, which ultimately only you decide. You should consider what your partner wants, but ultimately you decide,” he adds. “Not your friends, not society, not De Beers, and certainly not some random frugalista commenter on the internet.”


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General Electric gets crushed, again — here’s what three experts say may come next

Shares of General Electric just plunged to a fresh nine-year low, and one equity strategist says investors should take note of one particularly devilish level for the stock: $6.66. Shares of General Electric plunged on Monday to their lowest level since March 2009, extending the stock’s severe losses from the session prior. As GE briefly broke below $8 per share, experts told CNBC what investors might expect next. Here’s what four experts say investors should be watching. AboutTrading Nation is


Shares of General Electric just plunged to a fresh nine-year low, and one equity strategist says investors should take note of one particularly devilish level for the stock: $6.66. Shares of General Electric plunged on Monday to their lowest level since March 2009, extending the stock’s severe losses from the session prior. As GE briefly broke below $8 per share, experts told CNBC what investors might expect next. Here’s what four experts say investors should be watching. AboutTrading Nation is
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General Electric gets crushed, again — here's what three experts say may come next

Shares of General Electric just plunged to a fresh nine-year low, and one equity strategist says investors should take note of one particularly devilish level for the stock: $6.66.

Shares of General Electric plunged on Monday to their lowest level since March 2009, extending the stock’s severe losses from the session prior. As GE briefly broke below $8 per share, experts told CNBC what investors might expect next.

Not the same as cheap “value” stocks, these are companies with less debt, stable businesses and some defensive characteristics in a tougher market or economy.

The market was down over 600 points at session lows. Here’s what four experts say investors should be watching. With Shannon Saccocia, CIO of Boston Private Wealth; Alex Dryden, J.P. Morgan; Shawn Matthews, Hondius Capital Management CEO; and Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief U.S. equity strategist.

Chad Morganlander of Washington Crossing Advisors is watching the dollar this week and expects it’ll begin to strengthen heading into the second half of the year.

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Acting AG’s views on Mueller probe prompt warnings from experts

Whitaker, 49, was named acting Attorney General after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions just hours after the midterm elections. 2 DOJ official, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, had taken over for Sessions in overseeing the special counsel’s probe. Later that month, Whitaker in another appearance on CNN argued against accusations that Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., presented a conflict of interest for the president. Whitaker also has close connections to Sam C


Whitaker, 49, was named acting Attorney General after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions just hours after the midterm elections. 2 DOJ official, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, had taken over for Sessions in overseeing the special counsel’s probe. Later that month, Whitaker in another appearance on CNN argued against accusations that Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., presented a conflict of interest for the president. Whitaker also has close connections to Sam C
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Acting AG's views on Mueller probe prompt warnings from experts

Whitaker, 49, was named acting Attorney General after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions just hours after the midterm elections.

A former Iowa U.S. attorney during the George W. Bush administration, Whitaker ran for public office as a Republican and was the executive director for a conservative nonprofit before being tapped to join the Justice Department as Sessions’ chief of staff in September 2017.

One month prior to taking the post at DOJ, Whitaker wrote an op-ed for CNN arguing that if Mueller “were to continue to investigate the financial relationships without a broadened scope in his appointment, then this would raise serious concerns that the special counsel’s investigation was a mere witch hunt.”

Whitaker was agreeing with the president, who had said a month before the op-ed was published that a special counsel investigation of the Trump family’s finances would be “a violation.”

The piece reflected his prior comments as a pundit for the news network. In August 2017, Whitaker said on CNN that if the special counsel “does go beyond the 2016 election and get into Trump Organization finances unrelated to the 2016 election, and really unrelated to Russian coordination if it even exists, I think that would be crossing a red line.”

He continued: “I think that’s when the deputy attorney general … needs to step in and pull the reins back on Bob Mueller if he starts to go outside of those bounds of his delegation of authority.” The No. 2 DOJ official, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, had taken over for Sessions in overseeing the special counsel’s probe.

Whitaker also promoted an op-ed from former federal prosecutor George Parry, who argued in August 2017 that Trump’s legal team should resist cooperating with the special counsel.

Later that month, Whitaker in another appearance on CNN argued against accusations that Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., presented a conflict of interest for the president.

Whitaker also has close connections to Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign aide who was reportedly questioned by Mueller. Whitaker chaired Clovis’ Iowa State Treasurer campaign in 2014, and Clovis told Talking Points Memo on Wednesday that “He and I are very good friends, very close friends, and I’m very happy for him.”

What’s more, Whitaker appeared to defend Trump campaign officials’ meeting with Kremlin-connected Russians at Trump Tower in June 2016.

“There is no federal crime of collusion. So we’re either looking at espionage charges, which seems farcical with the evidence we have now, or we’re looking at campaign finance violations, but I still don’t see how there’s anything of value there,” Whitaker said.


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China and India will lead the world’s nuclear power growth, experts say

India and China are set to drive the world’s nuclear power production growth as the two developing nations — among the top consumers of energy in the world — pursue their respective national nuclear energy programs. According to the International Energy Agency, nuclear power production will grow by about 46 percent by 2040 — and more than 90 percent of the net increase will come from China and India. Global nuclear electricity output grew 1 percent in 2017, as the world’s nuclear fleet generated


India and China are set to drive the world’s nuclear power production growth as the two developing nations — among the top consumers of energy in the world — pursue their respective national nuclear energy programs. According to the International Energy Agency, nuclear power production will grow by about 46 percent by 2040 — and more than 90 percent of the net increase will come from China and India. Global nuclear electricity output grew 1 percent in 2017, as the world’s nuclear fleet generated
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China and India will lead the world's nuclear power growth, experts say

India and China are set to drive the world’s nuclear power production growth as the two developing nations — among the top consumers of energy in the world — pursue their respective national nuclear energy programs.

According to the International Energy Agency, nuclear power production will grow by about 46 percent by 2040 — and more than 90 percent of the net increase will come from China and India.

Global nuclear electricity output grew 1 percent in 2017, as the world’s nuclear fleet generated 2,503 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, according to the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2018.

Take China out of the picture, however, and the reality looks starkly different: Global nuclear power generation would have declined for a third consecutive year, the report showed.

Asia, for its part, saw 8 to 9 percent growth in nuclear capacity last year, Agneta Rising, the director general of the World Nuclear Association, told CNBC at the Singapore International Energy Week conference last week.

“(The) largest growth in nuclear energy is in the Asia region, especially in China and India,” she said, adding that nuclear power is “absolutely compatible” and “necessary” for a low carbon future.


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Experts agree: Don’t buy a new car

While it’s tempting to splurge on a new car, especially when you’re young, Bach says it’s the “single worst financial decision millennials will ever make.” “Nothing you will do in your lifetime, realistically, will waste more money than buying a new car,” he tells CNBC Make It. Most people have to borrow money to be able to afford the expense and, Bach asks, “Why would you borrow money to buy an asset that immediately goes down in value by 30 percent?” “If you’re spending $500 a month for that c


While it’s tempting to splurge on a new car, especially when you’re young, Bach says it’s the “single worst financial decision millennials will ever make.” “Nothing you will do in your lifetime, realistically, will waste more money than buying a new car,” he tells CNBC Make It. Most people have to borrow money to be able to afford the expense and, Bach asks, “Why would you borrow money to buy an asset that immediately goes down in value by 30 percent?” “If you’re spending $500 a month for that c
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Experts agree: Don't buy a new car

While it’s tempting to splurge on a new car, especially when you’re young, Bach says it’s the “single worst financial decision millennials will ever make.”

“Nothing you will do in your lifetime, realistically, will waste more money than buying a new car,” he tells CNBC Make It.

Most people have to borrow money to be able to afford the expense and, Bach asks, “Why would you borrow money to buy an asset that immediately goes down in value by 30 percent?”

Instead, he recommends looking for something that’s coming off a two- to three-year lease because “that car is almost brand new and you can buy it at that 30 percent discount.”

If you’re still tempted, consider how much owning will cost long-term. “If you’re spending $500 a month for that car, well, that’s $6,000 a year, not including the car insurance or the gas. That could be two months or three months of your income,” he says. “Run the numbers and then ask yourself: Do you really need a car that nice or could you buy a car that’s less expensive — maybe a little older — but still looks good and still runs?”


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Health experts propose a red meat tax to recoup $172 billion in health care-costs

Hundreds of billions of dollars could be put toward health-care costs every year if a tax was applied to red and processed meat, Oxford University researchers said Wednesday. A new study from the U.K. university said introducing a health tax on such products would offset health-care costs and prevent more than 220,000 deaths a year globally. As well as offsetting health-care costs, researchers said their proposed tax could lead to a 16 percent decline in the global consumption of processed meat.


Hundreds of billions of dollars could be put toward health-care costs every year if a tax was applied to red and processed meat, Oxford University researchers said Wednesday. A new study from the U.K. university said introducing a health tax on such products would offset health-care costs and prevent more than 220,000 deaths a year globally. As well as offsetting health-care costs, researchers said their proposed tax could lead to a 16 percent decline in the global consumption of processed meat.
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Health experts propose a red meat tax to recoup $172 billion in health care-costs

Hundreds of billions of dollars could be put toward health-care costs every year if a tax was applied to red and processed meat, Oxford University researchers said Wednesday.

A new study from the U.K. university said introducing a health tax on such products would offset health-care costs and prevent more than 220,000 deaths a year globally.

Looking into optimal taxation levels for red and processed meats in nearly 150 countries and regions, researchers concluded that in high-income countries, red meat prices would need to be increased by more than 20 percent, while processed meats would need to more than double in price.

At those levels, the tax would collect $172 billion per year globally, covering 70 percent of the health care costs associated with their consumption. To fully cover those costs, the tax would need to be doubled.

Researchers estimated that in 2020, 2.4 million global deaths will be attributable to the consumption of red and processed meat — as well as a $285 billion health-care bill.

According to the World Health Organization, beef, lamb and pork are carcinogenic when eaten in processed forms, and possibly still carcinogenic when consumed unprocessed. The organization also links them to coronary heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes.

As well as offsetting health-care costs, researchers said their proposed tax could lead to a 16 percent decline in the global consumption of processed meat. Reducing the consumption of processed meat would also have a positive effect on climate change by reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by over 100 million tons, it said.

Marco Springmann, who led the study, said an overconsumption of red and processed meat had a negative economic impact on many countries.

“I hope that governments will consider introducing a health levy on red and processed meat as part of a range of measures to make healthy and sustainable decision-making easier for consumers,” he said in a press release Wednesday.

“Nobody wants governments to tell people what they can and can’t eat. However, our findings make it clear that the consumption of red and processed meat has a cost, not just to people’s health and to the planet, but also to the health care systems and the economy.”

Researchers who worked on the study likened their proposed tax to levies on other products that damage consumers’ health, such as tobacco, alcohol and sugar. However, with different laws in different jurisdictions a global meat tax would prove very hard to implement.

In recent years, several nations and states have introduced taxes on sugary soft drinks in an attempt to curb burdens on health systems.

The U.K. introduced a tax on high-sugar soft drinks in 2016, while efforts are being made in California to push through a levy on sugary sodas. While the United Nations has explicitly encouraged the adoption of such taxes, the repealing of a sugar tax in Cook County, Illinois, last year could slow efforts in other cities.


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