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or completely understood. "the news with shepard smith" starts right now \s. i'm in for shepard smith this is the news on cnbc. alec baldwin pulls a trigger on a prop gun, leaving one dead, another injured. ed laundrie family lawyer, offering up new information, raising new questions about what the parents knew before brian vanished >> they tried to shoot me. >> alec murdaugh, on the night he allegedly tried to orchestrate his murder.
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americans hit with a tsunami of shortages a deep dive into what is causing our supply chain nightmare u.s. intel warnings. inflation problems hit the skies, but take a look at what might be the most expensive sneakers ever sold >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good even, a deadly tragedy on a film set rocking hollywood. after alex baldwin says his hard is broken after he killed a cinematographer. an attorney says it's too early to tell if any charges will be filed. the union for prop hammers says somehow there was a real bullet in baldwin's prop gun when tiffs fired. investigators have nod confirmed that yet the shooting killed the movie's
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head cinematographer, halyna hut hutchins, the director has been released from the hospital alex baldwin, in tears and on the phone outside the sheriff's office i'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred. here is rahel solomon with more. >> reporter: this is one of the last images the world will ever see of halyna hutchins writing one of the perks is you get to ride horses on a day off. they were filming "rust,". the video posted engineer days
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before he tragic death hutchins, seen beside baldwin in this photo on set, posted to her instagram. originally from ukraine, she was considered a rising star in ci ci cinematography a rep for baldwin said it was an accident >> well, the question is, that i would always ask is, were the safety guidelines of our industry followed. blanks are not designed to do what the final outcome of this was. we need to investigate and find out what went wrong. >> reporter: her death drawing comparisons to others who died after being accidentally shot. most famously actor brandon lee in 1993 while filming "the
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crow." his sister tweeting today -- no one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. period balance win tweeting -- my heart is broken. for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved halyna. there's new information about what happened on set hours before the shooting. "new york times" records that half a dozen camera workers had walked off to protest working conditions, one crew member telling the paper that halyna had been afblgting on their behalf bill, welcome. for those of us who have never been on a hollywood set, what is the normal process to make sure these weapons have the correct blanks in them >> i can't speak for props depends on how they handle guns,
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but as an armorer, i focus completely on the weapons. i know mr. zanoff. i've known larry for decades when i first arrive on the set, the weapons are locked in my vehicle. i walk up to the first a.d. and say i need to park my vehicle so i can keep an eye on it the entire time i'm working, or even just wherever i'm at, i need to look and sigh my vehicle, make sure it's not being tampered with then what i do is, when the first a.d. tells me what he wants for the day, the type of guns, then at that point, i take the guns out of the vehicle, get a folding table and chair. i set up on the set somewhere out of camera range, and then i proceed to lay the weapons out on the table i lay the blanks out, and i inspect every round of ammunition that goes into the
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weapons before i got to the set, and as i am handling them on the set, i'm also 1rish8ly inspecting them again to make sure there's no live ammo. >> given the process you've described, which sounds like a lot is up to you, is that precaution you take, because you now hoe dangerous it is? or is this a precaution that everyone is expected to follow what does it tell you that some of the crew had already walked out over concerns of safety? >> that tells me they didn't have a professional handler, a professor armorer on set we all know what the protocols are. we know that safety is number one, and we don't want anybody hurt on our sets, and we take this very personally when we're on a set and someone gets hurt, it breaks our heart, because it's also affecting our
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reputation so this is something i can't stress enough that the person on the "rust" set, i'm guessing, was probably not trained in the hollywood school of armory. >> do you think, giving how good these special effects are, do we need they prop weapons to be fired in order to achieve the cinematic effect >> well, they have these non-guns, where you take almost light a flash light bulb, you insert them and they're fired electronically, so you get a little bit of flash and puff of smoke. they in no way resemble the real thing. they don't look like a real gun. they don't sound or smoke like a real gun you could go that way, but most, if not all directors i worked with, don't like using them, because they don't look real. >> bill, thanks so much for your
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perspective tonight. we appreciate it. now, why would brian laundrie grieving almost a week before investigators found their dead girl friend's body? the fbi has confirmed the remains have been found. a report reported that they knew he was grieving when he left, but search crewing found gabby's body on the 19th, so the attention is now shifting to brian's parents, the last people to speak to brian and see him alive. here is cnbc's valerie castro. >> reporter: a local florist required at the laundrie home friday delivering flowers to the parents, now dealing with the confirmed death of their parents. >> death is a terrible thing it's all for everybody involved. >> reporter: the focus intensifies on chris and roberta laundrie, and what they have known from the get-go.
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>> i'm asking for help from the parents of brian. >> reporter: despite pleas from the petito family, the laundries had never spoken publicly. in fact they have remained silent the family lawyer said he returned home on september 1st a few days later, neighbors in an interview recall seeing brian and his parents preparing for a trip away. >> i saw them loading it, so i assume they were preparing, you know, for a camping trip with their new camper. >> they are going for the weekend. >> reporter: their attorney confirms they camped at nearby fort desoto. on september 11th gabby's family reported her missing september 16th, confusion erupted when they revealed brian was also missing, initially telling investigators he was last seen on the 14th.
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>> what i can tell you is brian was very upset when he left, and chris conveyed to me several times that, you know, he wished he didn't let him go, but couldn't stop him. >> reporter: more than a month later, hi reese main we are found in an area that the parents decided to search themselves they have not been named suspects b. but their attorney confirmed they previously spoke to investigators about that possibility. >> what i can tell you is conversations were had several weeks ago with respect to certain charges. when questioned and when communications were had between myself and the fbi, i think it was realized that charges were not appropriate. >> reporter: tonight a small memoriam in honor of gabby petito remains in front of the laundrie home. members of the public have been bringing flower and signs and leaving them the last several weeks. it's grown over the last 48
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hours. so far no new statement has been released by either family, and how brian died still hasn't been revealed kelly? >> valerie castro. today, new insight into the saga involving alex murdaugh just made public, the 911 calls he made immediately after his scheme he's been embroiled in a series of bizarre incident in the last few months, including the death of his wife and son, embezzlement charges, and charges that he stole insurance money from his dead housekeeper's sons the newly released calls are the latest wild twist. here is harry russun >> reporter: newly released 911 calls takes us to the side of a highway in south carolina.
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alec mur daugh saying someone tried to shoot him. >> i got a flat tire, somebody stopped to help me and when i current my back, they tried to hurt me. >> okay. were you shot? >> yes >> reporter: last month it was murdaugh that set up the shooting. >> they shot me, but -- >> okay. do you need ems? >> well, i mean, yes, i can't drive. >> reporter: murdaugh told the dispatcher he had trouble seeing, and he was bleeding. >> it was a white fella, i would say -- >> a white male? >> a fair amount younger than me, really, really short hair. do you have an ambulance coming, ma'am?
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>> yes, sir. yes, sir >> reporter: the division also releasing a call from a woman who was driving by. >> there is a man on the side of the road -- >> just laying there -- >> he looks fine, but it looks like a setup, so we didn't stop. >> oh, i don't blame you. >> reporter: at first police were calling it attempted murder, but then they had murdaugh had it all set up. >> harry, thank you so much. a warning fromu.s. intelligence officials about america's status at a superpower tonight what they say is a risk. boosters now widely available. will fully vaccinated meanthre shots instead of two the cdc director answers the question plus a call to get rid of mask requirements in school by the end of the year at the latest the harvard professor making that case, live with us, next.
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encouraging news today on the vaccine front. pfizer announced a smaller dose of the shot appears tore safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11. and fda panel is scheduled to meet next week to review the data in u.s. regulators sign off, young kids could start getting shots early next month the cdc officially endorsed extra shots for adults, and certainly groups that goat moderna, and right now americans are considered fully vaccinated if they received two doses of pfizer or moderna, or a single dose of j&j, but the cdc director admits that could change as more people get boosters. >> we have not yet changed the definition of fully vaccinated we may need to update the definition in the future.
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>> the white house says roughly 70 million americans are now eligible for these boosters. and debate growing once again over when mask restrictions should be lifted, especially in schools, certainly districts already list lifting mandates, the cdc cautioning that masks should stay on, but some of the in the medical community are pushing for the rule to be updated sooner than later. the risks of covid-19 to kids is already low, with the expected arrival of vaccines in early november, he says schools should be able to lift their mandates by the end of the year at the latest joseph alen is with us thousand from the t.h. chan school of public health. walk us through your argument. >> thank you for having me on.
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there's been a lot of support. i think the challenge is we have to be careful if we don't set firm deadlines, it's easy to see how we can sleepwalk into indefinite masking cdc has set metrics for masking for adults inexplicably they have not set metrics on when kids can take away masks this is not a question of whether masks work or not. they do. i was one of the earlier proponents of mauving and vocal supporter of masks in schools for over a year, but like all controls, there's a time and place. just as we have to be willing to put on masks, we have to be equally willing to pull back when the time is right with the approval of boost -- approval of vaccines expected very shortly for 5 to 11-year-olds, it makes sense we should no longer have mandates in schools >> are you tying the removal of masks for the receival of the
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vaccine? should there be milestones that unleash the next phase of masks or lack thereof. >> i don't think mandates for kids is a precondition for pulling masks. the risks to kids is very low, thankfully this has been consistent since the beginning of the pandemic. for example, where i am in new england, the hospitalization rate for new england is 6 in 10 million. the risks are low. everyone will have a shot to get a vaccine very soon, but here's what you can do if you're still concerned. if you're still concerned, first, every adult should be vaccinated two, if you remain concerned, get a booster. the cdc has opened the door for anyone who wants a booster three, your child should be vaccinated i have a 12-year-old and 15-year-old and 9-year-old will be vaccinated on the first chance we get. third, anyone who wants to continue to wear a mask should be allowed to.
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that's perfectly fine. they should wear a good mask. >> it sounds like what you're saying is leaving the mandates in place themselves are worth considering. what are those risks and how do they stack up against the covid, as we've seen can persist if not enough of the population is vaccinated. >> the single best tool we have now are vaccines we have to do a couple things. first, adults should be vaccinated we should be mandating vaccines for all adults in schools. as tony fauci and others have said, the best way to protect kids is make sure the adults are vaccinated also, i would add we should get the adults boostered we should have the vaccines to the schools. no more passive apromise three, we need to expand the use of antigen tests, and three, as i've been shooting from the rooftops, we need to improve ventilation and filtration in
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school this is not hard the money is there if people have access to the vaccine for their child very soon, there's no reason to have widespread mask mandates alex, thank you for joining us tonight. we appreciate it. first it was the great resignation, but now there's talk of return to work ith
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by this summer, almost half of the workforce had thought about quitting many actually did. it's been called the great resignation. workers said they were burned out, didn't want to go back full time, or just wanted a job change book range employ crease are hitting the market hard. professor, welcome you coined the term great resignation. explain the boomerang phenomenon this elevated rate of elevations in our economy, so even before the pandemic, the number of boomerang employees, those who leave their employer voluntarily and come back at some point in the future, was rising the taboo about leaving and coming back has sort of disappeared.
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people who are resigning are because of burnout you can get a cure if you psychologically detach, get some relaxation in. now that the great resignation has been going on for about six months, there are likely employees ready to reenter the work force one of the best source of potential employees are those who worked at your organization previously this is why i see the boomerang employee continues to go up as we enter into this. >> does it cause resentment among those who stayed and kept going into the office? >> you bring up a great point. it can cause resentment, if you bring boom rang employees back, perhaps at a higher salary, perhaps at a -- and you're not taking care of the stayers there's been a lot of articles wring about taking care of and rewarding those loyal to your
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organization during this time. but it also may be this is boomerang blottees left because they were burnt out or didn't want to go back to the office. organizations are making lots of changes right now in response to the great resignation. you can imagine an employee who left for one reason, the organization changes sometime over the summer or now, and then they come back. >> i wonder if companies need to think about how to offer basically dropout perks. earned is a bat cal are common in the academic world. should they be more common among the rest of the workplace? >> that's a great point. some way to give your employees an extended time off from the workplace i think is a good idea is a bat cal are being talked about in a number of organizations. then you see other companies, some organizations just shutting down for a week or two, so not only do you get a break from the
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workplace, but the e-mail servers are shut down, so you get a break from that as well. >> that's an important one professor klotz, thank you the supreme court did decide to fast-track the abortion case and hear arguments on november 1st. the biden administration and abortion advocates are challenging the law, claiming it's unconstitutional, bans abortions after six weeks, with no exception, and allowed people to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. movie theaters giving us a better idea of how the recovery is going inflation now reaching to the skies. the impact of travel and the warnings it may get worse sgloobs and the supply chain in crisis tonight reporting from a
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the trump brand still holding sway that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money. former president trump's spac deal shooting high are, up to $94 a share, the stock held multiple times today for volatility there's a beta launch next month and roll-out in early 2022. 2021 sales are beating 2020's, but lag nearly 70%
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behind 2019. that's about an $8.5 billion deficit. some good news -- the october box office already the second highest grossing month so far this year. shares of mattel um today after the company says it should immediate most of the demand for the products in addition to barbie, that includes hot wheels, fish irprice toys on wall street, the dow up 74 points today, the s&p down five, the nasdaq dropping 126. i'm kellie evans in for shepard smith. it's half past the hour. here is what's making the news a stark warning from u.s. intelligence officials what need to be done now to avoid the threat, and why america's status at a word superpower is at risk. the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, demanding big tech turn over
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users' payment data and an exclusive sit down with the man pushing for answers. and a deep dive into the supply chain nightmare america is feeling the pain. the situation is so bad that president biden suggesting calling in the national guard. >> i want to get the port up and running and the railroads and r railheads in. >> but you're actuallying talk about the national gar driving trucks >> the answer is yes, if we can't increase the number of truckers but the white house walking that back. in a statement, u.s. officials write that requesting a use of the national guard at the state level is under the pursue of governors, and we are not
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actively pursuing the use of the national guard it's a crisis we are covering from all angles tonight jane wells, and seema mody are here, but first kate rogers on the supply chain crisis hitting grocery store. >> reporter: supply chain and labor challenges continue to touch nearly every part of the u.s. economy american shoppers are finding some of their favorite grgrocer aisles are starting -- >> i keep looking for the mott's juice or honest kids, and can't find them anywhere. >> perishable is up 17% in the last week alone. when demand climbs and supply is low, prices also tick up >> grocery bill has gone up tremendously, tremendously that's with everything it's with produce, it's with junk food everything.
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>> reporter: grocers says while we aren't in the mid-to-of panic holding, but supply chain issues are hitting the shelves. >> we're sending the turkeys out to the stores as we get them they're buying a lot more of thanksgiving products a little earlier. i think that will ease the supply chain and ease concerns from a shopper's standpoint. >> reporter: southeastern grocers is also feeling some pain, but leading more into the private label overings for consumers, which could be a bit opportunity in the future. >> what we've tried to the with our private label is show our customers, especially in this area of inflation, they can get more for their money by selecting as off-brand it may not be their first choice of brand, but it's a great quality. >> it's not that there's not just enough supply, but the
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worker shortagened challenges of getting product to and from stores >> it's happening everywhere kate, thank you. airfares, hotel prices, and rental car rates are shooting up cnbc's seema mody, that vacation may be looking less attractive. >> that's right. pent-up consumer demand, coupled with a shortage of hospitality workers, means travel costs are on the price just look at the price to book a hotel rooms, up 34% compared to last year. travel experts say that's not surprising given that rates were so cheap during the pandemic. >> we're starting off with a very, very low base. room rates declined in september 2020 by 25% compared to 2019 now they're coming back up that's part of the reason we're seeing a sharp decline and now seeing a sharp rye bound.
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>> reporter: areas are those indicate eric to vacationers, including whole, the florida keys and new york city, and california's central coast >> the american consumer willing and eager and able to pay for a vacation so the snappy headline we use is two shots, two weeks, plus $2 trillion of accumulated savings makes for healthy demand. >> car rent always are also costing more with daily rates higher than before the pandemic. one area slower to rebound has been air travel, where the average ticket costs about what it did a year ago, but even though deals may be short-lived. speaking to cnbc earlier this week, scott cory did i warning that -- >> airfares will come back from the really, really low levels they got to, but air travel will remain a bargain
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frequently you pay more for one night of a hotel room than you do for a ticket. would we're about two weeks away from lifting of all travel restrictions and there's rately a lot of demand >> demand for warehouses surging across the country, but the supply chain crisis making it heart to actually store anything inside of them in linwood, california, here's jane wells. >> reporter: a big reason you may not get christmas gifts in time is because warehouses near southern california ports are so so full they could take any cargo coming off ships so a funny thing happened when we actually went to a warehouse. as trucks came in from the ports to unload the containers with tvs and fake christmas trees, we
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got a surprise it's not that busy how much more crowded is it in here compared to normal? >> right now we should be very crowded. peak season there should be almost no space. >> reporter: yet, there is space. the problem is trucks, not never to bring containers or pick up the boxes. finding enough truckers remains a challenge. empty containers sit around for as long as two weeks before someone gets them. >> if we ask for, let's say, 10, 20 people, we would get three. >> reporter: also a shortage of labor in building warehouses, which is a shame, because as americans continue to buy buy buy, the only of this building can't butt these structures of fast enough. >> vacancy is at an all-time low, that is literally about half of the ten-year historical average. >> reporter: demand is so high
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rents are going up the cost of labor is going up. that means the corr of everything you're buying is going up that assumes that everything you're buying arrives on time. >> we should be receiving all the christmas goods right now. we're still receiving halloween. it will be worse before it gets better. >> reporter: this is really the issue, all these empty containers a truck cannot use that much-needed chassis to use, because it's is it you can under this even though china needs they empty containers to go back across the ocean to fill up with more stuff kell where >> just a huge mess. jane, thank you so much for all the reporting you've been doing. cnbc's jane wells. what does big tech know about your money the consumer financial protection bureau demanding
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answers from companies about how they track a use your data, the new head of the bureau spoke down inclusively with our ylan mui, to explain why he's so worried. what are his concerns? >> reporter: he believes or personality finances are the next front in the fight over technology in our lives, and that right now it's not an even match. >> i don't want people to be fearful, but they could have answers. there's a lot of consumer protections that exist when you swipe your debit card or credit card, or when you're the victim of identity theft, but it's not clear how it works with some of these emerging services. people may not know when they're a victim of fraud, they may not be able to recover their money. >> he singled out facebook of exploiting data. do we really trust mark zuckerberg and sheryl sandberg to know exactly what we're spending on and who we're transferring money to?
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i think the next several years will be defined by big-tech companies' incursion into financial service. >> reporter: tech isn't the only thing that chopra is focused on. other reporters are mortgages, foreclosures and more. >> we have to be on the front lines of finding out what those risks are and taking action before it metastasizes and affects the rest of the economy. >> reporter: kelly, it's clear that chopra intends to be outspoken and already flexing his muscle after just fine dales as head of the bureau. thank you, ylan mui. just in, new reporting on the alec baldwin shooting. what a warning reveals. plus our eamon javers with plus our eamon javers with his reporting on a warning fm at vanguard, you're more than just an investor, you're an owner with access to financial advice, tools and a personalized plan that helps you build a future for those you love. vanguard.
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shooting on a movie set. newly released court records say alec baldwin was mistakenly handed a loaded weapon, who indicated it was safe. the cinematographer was shot in the chest and the director who was wounded was standing behind her. baldwin's blood-stained costume was taken as evidence, as well as the weapon that was fired. the united states will lose is status as superpower if it doesn't protect five -- eamon javers, now, which technologies are they talking about >> you know, kelly, i went to a briefing yet at this enormous secure intelligence campus just outside of washington, d.c., where officials laid out the sectors, including artificial intelligence, bio-economic,
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quantum computing and -- and they say the alarming signs of this potential threat are everywhere. >> 2010, 2011 china was probably not even in the top ten. they're in and out tied with us, and some would argue ahead of us in a decade they went from not being a player, to being tied. >> reporter: officials said the biggest threat comes from china, but russia is also of concern. officials say they're worried that foreign theft of american technologies could not only rob the united states of economic leadership, but could threaten the u.s. able to even remain active in those industries at all. >> we look at the new chinese mechanisms their ultimate goal is to eliminate boeing and airbus. not compete with them, but eliminate them in ten years. >> in each area, officials sid
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ad adversaries have used efforts to steal american technology. officials say companies can take several steps to mitigate their risks, including identifying your organization's crown jewels, setting security statistics for your suppliers, your partners and investors, and implementing insider threat program. american businesses, they said, need to understand that chinese companies are required by law to share data with the government's state security services. anything you share with a chinese company, you're also sharing that information with the chinese government. >> that's an incredibly stark warning. eamon javers, thank you so much. one former pentagon expert says it's already over, and china has won. last month the first chief
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software officers resigned over the slow progression he told "new york times," we have no competing fighting chance against china in 15 to 20 years. right now it's already a done deal my next get is an expert in artificial intelligence, the ceo -- former president of google china and author of a new book do you agree that china as already won this battle? >> no, i don't i think the u.s. has a clear academic lead in artificial intelligence china is faster in commercializing technologies and has more data, so that's been out outlined in my first book, and in the second book, i describe the future in 20 years, and it's a future where u.s. and china co-lead the world in technology.
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the competition is definitely not over. >> so for those who listen to this pentagon expert's warning and say we're already 15 to 20 years behind, explain why you think the u.s. is still on the leading edge, and for most of us, a.i. is not a tangible thing we can understand. if you look at academic success, all 16 of award recipients are american or canadian there are zero chinese recipients if you look at the top 1% of papers published, they're still predominantly american, but if you look at the top 50% of the papers, yes, china has exceeded u.s. it's true that young researchers are advancing significantly, and there's larger number of them, and then commercially, iffic look at how many unicorn a.i. companies there are, china will have quite a bit more than the u.s. for example, in my company, we have invested in nine companies
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that have been billion dollar companies that focus on a.i., so the commercial success is substantial. you know, whatever country has more data has some advantage about that's more for commercial use, and i think china has more people, more usage, so more data. let's talk about the military applications, though. this is a warning coming from the pentagon, at the same time that the u.s. is concerned about china's advances with hypersonic technology, you're not a military expert. you're an a.i. expert, but how does a.i. apply to the military? help us explain why this is such an important area for the u.s. to maintain global leadership? >> yeah. as you said, i'm not an expert in military, but one thingsing that concerning a.i. scientists around the world is the use of autonomous weapons that is weapons that can pull the trigger much faster than people it can lock on targets, do precise assassination, and actually people in the ai
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community is very concerned about any country entering an autonomous weapons arms race such an arms race could lead to existential threats. that's the angle that i talk about in my book, "a.i. 2041." no know if china is ahead in this space i think both countries, as you would expect, are quite secret tiff k k kai-fu lee, thank you so much. china has used its pandas as a key tool for diplomacy sometimes they radio them as punishment here is kerry sanders. >> reporter: giant pandas arguably china's most famous and cutest expert. >> it's like a giant fur are child, not a care in the world. >> reporter: if you're
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mesmerized by their placeful antic, it turns out you are human. >> they are perfectly designed to appeal to humans, the rounds in of their features we are biologically drawn to them. >> reporter: they're adorable, pandas are also, especially here in washington, diplomats two chinese pandas offered to the united states during the president's chinese visit will go to the national zoo >> reporter: panda diplomacy dates back to 1972 ling ling and hsing-hsing, giving from china after president nixon established relations. in the decades since, pandas have become formidable marketing tools. foreign policy experts note a pattern. pandas are traditionally given as rewards. >> the countries given these pandas are usually countries who
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have done some kind of favor to china, like agrees to export nuclear technology. >> reporter: and taken away when relations sour they don't say it's a punishment, b. with you need to get the panda cubs back. >> when president obama -- and then after then president trump blamed china for coronavirus, the people's republic said they wanted all three of the national zoo's giant pandas back by the end of 2023. at the national zoo their latest edition an adorable male cub born last summer to get a behind the scenes look, we have our very own panda cam. >> would you like an apple >> reporter: fears of covid prevent closer interaction, but even at that distance we engage with biscuits.
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>> there you go. >> reporter: as a special treat -- a frozen stick of sugar cane dessert was never delivered with such anticipation. china does not sell the pandas, rather, they loan them for a fee. as we get out of the way, we see them having a bit more fun here today. just understand the amount of money that's transferred back and forth by governments to china. the national zoo here pays $500,000 for the three pandas that will be going back at the end of 2023. in some parts of the world zoos pay up to a million dollars for a single panda all of that money is used by china for the preservation of pandas. >> can't we just breed our own pandas bamboo grows like a weed it turns out they did more
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las vegas, it's known worldwide for its casinos, night life and entertainment, but this weekend, it's all about the auctions on the strip. some stiff this picasso could go for $30 million, and some can bet on bruce springsteen's handwritten lyrics, and check out these kicks, one of the first pairs that michael jordan won as a pro cnbc's robert frank is tracking it all tonight report >> well, kelly, sotheby's making
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a big bet, now both digital and physical, sotheby's is not as dependent on new york for its sales. they're hoping in auction blitz will attract a whole new crowd of west coast and younger buyers. >> las vegas, we found, is a convenient hub for people from, say, texas, as well as california, to travel to, so that's a lot of the clientele who are going to be attending the sale, are people from the broader region. >> the art is integrated into you're daily existence. >> the first auction is at bellagio's it includes a famous portrayed of marie torrez, expected to go from 20 to 30 million. on sunday sotheby's brings out the bling with the luxury sale
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the star of the night last quarter michael jordan, or his old sneakers he wore this pair of 1984 shoes in one of his first games in the nba. the current bid, kellie, $1.1 million. >> robert, thank you so much. ohio unveiled a new license plate. it features the wright brothers first plane. internet sleuths realized something was off. the banner reading birthplace of and i have yates is attacked to the wrong end of the plane ohio department of motor vehicles apologized for the mistake and they're going to recycle the 35,000 plates that are all right printed. y'all leave ohio alone, they wouldn't know, they weren't
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there, in reference to the fact that the wright flyer first flew in north carolina back in 1903 what if they were actually good for you a recent study from penn state found out therm. so what do you feel when you look at this intellectual dog who calls it covid-19 instead of the rona what about this menacing-looking cat, who can't spread covid, but would if given the option. do you feel more capable of coping by the way, these are the exact memes used in the study. aka me, after hearing someone cough on my $8 flight to italy researchers say memes with cute annals do help with more so we'll end on this one so for your recommended daily
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dose of science-proving happiness, everybody, you're welcome. new details in the deadly prop gun shooting on a movie set. according to a aren't warrant, as assistant director mistakenly handed the actor a loaded gun and indicated it was safe. pfizer has announced a smaller dose of its vaccine appears to be safe and effective in children 5 to 11. if u.s. regulators sign off s. young kids could start getting shots early next month. we still don't have a cause of death for brian laundrie. and now you know the news on friday, october 22nd, 2021 follow us on instagram and follow us on instagram and twitter on cnbc, this is called momentum. and there's no off-season. just work that builds on itself over and over and over again... becuase the only way is through.
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