Curiosity Daily Podcast: AI Translating Babies’ Cries, Being Suckered by the Barnum Effect, and City of Lies and Truth

Learn about how scientists are using artificial intelligence to translate babies’ cries; test your skills with the City of Lies and Truth logic puzzle; and learn how to avoid falling prey to a common psychological phenomenon called the Barnum effect.

July 11, 2019

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