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my church clothes with you. you get to keep your sweatpants on. we're excited to take you along for a rare backstage look at the cultural phenomenon that is "hamilton." toughest ticket in the world now. but the musical's breakout star is showing us around and telling us what it is like to be at the center of the "hamilton" hysteria. >> how crazy is this for you right now? >> it is the most exciting, wonderful, trying, challenging time ever. >> then we'll go inside the word of artificial intelligence, the stuff of sci-fi movies is already here and there is a big debate at the highest reaches of silicon valley about whether it is here to save us or make us obsolete. olivia sterns looks into it. >> ai can be -- might be really, really good thing for us, and it might be a really, really not good thing for us. >> and with the boston marathon
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of the bombing three years ago is gathering there again and they're not stopping at 26 miles. dylan dreyer has their story a bit later. let's begin with the race for president. after nearly two weeks of campaigning and some painful displays of new york values seemed pandering, the primary two days away. there was a testy brooklyn debate tuesday night and bernie sanders hustled off to the vatican for a brief meeting with pope francis. hillary clinton spent the weekend raising cash with the clooneys in california. including at an event friday that cost $353,000 per couple. sanders supporters threw dollar bills at clinton's motorcade as she drove into the event. george clooney telling chuck todd, shouldn't be like this. >> it is an obscene amount of money. the sanders campaign, they talk about it, is absolutely right. it is ridiculous we should have this kind of money in politics. kristen welker, thank you for being the very first guest on sunday "today."
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>> hey, willie. great to see you and congratulations on the new show. i'm so honored to be your first guest. >> thank you. it is such a weird dynamic now in the race that you're covering. if you have one candidate in california hanging out with the clooneys and another who is at the vatican with the pope, what does it tell you about the race right now? >> reporter: well, look, i think it tells us a couple of things, first of all, secretary clinton still has to raise money the old-fashioned way. she has to go to the high dollar fund-raisers where senator sanders can raise millions of dollars in small dollar donations online, we have seen him do this consistently every month. actually outpacing secretary clinton. it allows him to make the case she is the establishment candidate, he's the true progressive, he's the one who is really going to fight to get money out of politics, but the bottom line, willie, it is not clear that what happens, those differing optics that you mentioned are going to impact the race here in new york, polls show secretary clinton still has a double digit lead here. what could happen, though,
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new ads in california, slamming money in politics. could it hurt her in a state where you have more progressive, more left leaning voters. that's the question. one more point, willie, the fact that senator sanders decided to go to the vatican underscores he probably thinks the cake is baked here in new york as well. this is obviously a deeply personal decision for him. he got to meet with the pope, but at the same time, he did give up some critical campaign time here in new york, so he probably thinks that he's not going to win here and that's what his campaign aides have underscored to me. >> as you mentioned, hillary clinton up big in the polls there in the state of new york. kristen welker, thanks so much. let's swing to the republican side of things, donald trump dominating the polls in his home state of new york while railing against the republican party over what he calls a rigged system of delegate allocation. trump warning the republican national committee last night at a rally in syracuse. >> but the system is a bad, bad system.
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about it. the republican national committee, they better get going because i'll tell you what, you're going to have a rough july at that convention. >> also on saturday, ted cruz picked up 14 delegates in the state of wyoming. that's where we find hallie jackson in casper. good morning to you. donald trump has been all week on this rant against the rnc, against the party saying it is a rigged system. last night issuing that warning that it is going to get crazy in july at the convention. what is his strategy here? >> reporter: well, essentially, willie, his campaign would be foolish to not be looking ahead to a contested convention at this point. he wants to lock up the nomination on the first ballot by getting 1237 delegates, right. but he's struggling when it comes to keeping up in the delegate race with ted cruz. for donald trump, the best shot is to win outright. that's why you're seeing him take aim at the rnc, at the process. the risk for him there, though,
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national committee are the very folks who will be at a convention in cleveland. for trump, the key to winning out now as he's been doing is pivoting to try to look more presidential. why you're seeing him head to the new york military academy today, trying to boost his credentials as a potential commander in chief. he has a short, tighter stump speech and he's looking to hit hillary clinton even harder with a new nickname for her now, crooked hillary. >> it was a matter of time before he gave her a nickname. >> hallie jackson in casper, wyoming, thank you very much. breaking news overnight, the strongest earthquake in decades hit ecuador, killing 77 people, injuring hundreds more. the magnitude 7.8 quake struck last night collapsing homes and buckling roads. the damage stretching for hundreds of miles. pope francis brought 12 refugees back to italy after visiting the greek island of lespos where thousands of people are stranded. all three families escape the
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supported by the holy sea and cared for by a catholic community. and justin trudeau went beautiful mind on us this week when asked a question about quantum computing at a press conference. >> what quantum states allow for is much more complex information to be encoded into a single disc. regular computer bit is 1 or 0, on or off. a quantum state could be much more complex than that because as we know things can be both particle and wave at the same time. >> bet you didn't expect that answer, did you. smart guy. check out the woman's face behind him, yes, very impressive. very impressive. joining us to make sense of this wild week, the charter members of our sunday table, new york times columnist, author of true american, and owner of the single finest head of hair in the continental united states, anand giridharadas. good to see you. elise jordan, adviser to secretary of state condi rice, worked most recently on rand paul's presidential campaign and
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springs, mississippi. wes moore is a rhodes scholar, former captain in the united states army, the ceo of bridge edu, full disclosure, wes is here because he's going to be president some day and i want the first interview. good morning. thank you for being with me. >> congratulations. >> here we are. i saw you tweet last night about prime minister trudeau and his beautiful mind moment. pretty crazy. >> he's just trolling the united states. he's like a massive -- like an internet commenter on the shortcomings of the united states. >> let's dig into the united states and the political system. what is happening here right now. let's begin with the democrats. it seems to me watching that debate on thursday night, hillary clinton is now just outright annoyed that bernie sanders is still in the race. bernie is not going anywhere. he has the money to go as far as he wants to go. what does the dynamic look like as we get into may and june. >> for a while bernie didn't
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he was a message candidate. the risk now, as you see on thursday night is now he's basically really angry too at hillary clinton. it seems like there is genuine animosity between the two. he's going to stretch that as long as he can too. that's the risk of his movement, though, if you make it -- keeps becoming increasingly personal and not the message that attract s grassroots support. it's not going to go anywhere after he loses the nomination. >> he conceded he probably cannot get the delegates he needs to go to convention. what's the end fame for bernie sanders here? >> i think there is a tactical endgame of can he get the nomination at not or we're at risk of turning this into a personality contest as it's gotten bitter. i think it obscures the amazing philosophical choice that has emerged between what i would frame as hillary clinton and the kind of win-win model of how we change america. the rich are doing great. let other people join them. versus the kind of win/lose paradigm on the sanders side, a lot of people are not doing great precisely because some people are doing great. they're going to have to do a
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they are the barriers. and i actually think that's an exciting and interesting debate that now is getting merged into like who is yelling harder. >> right. she's absorbed many of the points of his message, wes, over the course of the campaign. >> that's the irony of a lot of this is that at this point they're almost vigorously agreeing with each other . the two big issues that the democratic party and also the clinton campaign has going forward is on the side of energy. people who thought that occupy wall street and on the republican side are finding themselves to be very, very long. moments that continue to grow and now become political. and the other big issue is the one you raised was the money issue. at this time, the -- senator obama was far outpacing at that time, you know, hillary clinton in terms of the money race. there was a better rationale for her fold up tents and then fall in under the democratic mantra. that's not the case this time
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bernie sanders has financial momentum to keep going and drag this thing out. >> elise, you were part of the republican race not too long ago. got out with rand paul a few months ago. where are we going with this? donald trump, it appears, is preparing convention strategy, still a narrow path to win the delegates and he may do it. but the warning shot last night in syracuse when he told the rnc, if you try to take this away from me, you're in for a tough and ugly july. >> from his standpoint, he's a messaging genius. he figured out how to tap into what people are thinking, visceral anger that americans have that the system is rigged. i don't think it is the smartest move, because he needs the rnc now more than the rnc needs him. they can find another candidate. there are other men who would like the republican nomination for president, ie ted cruz. it will be interesting to see how trump navigates that going forward. >> i don't think trump believes he needs the rnc. he believes he's gone it alone, he can take it to the finish line.
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maybe the republican establishment and the democrats can learn from, he's identified and harnessed a lot of white working class anger, fear, pain, that he has kind of uniquely been able to speak to. and i think if they're smart, the establishment or the democrats, they're going to start trying to seduce people who have been swept up in that movement with a different perhaps less hateful message. that would appeal to them. >> we're learning about the arcane details of delegate selection and how democracy -- it is not the voters who pick the candidates it turns out, because you can win and still lose. does donald trump have a point about that? when you look at somewhere like colorado? >> he absolutely has a point. this is the thing we're seeing right now. he's exposed the idea this isn't about people not playing by the rules. this is about people playing by the rules but the rules are rigged against you. same thing, you know, you look at the direct parallel with wall street, the frustration was about why is no one going to jail for this. then the frustration became well, i'm frustrated because
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no laws were broken. so there's a problem with the laws. and so that is what he's highlighting. he's basically saying, you know, this system is not made for you to succeed. and therefore i'm not just running to become the president, i'm running to completely reinvent. the way we think about the rules. >> the other story that caught our attention this week was the paddling story in the state of georgia. a 5-year-old boy being paddled. legal under law. not just in georgia but in 19 states. we learned this week protected by the supreme court in a 1977 ruling. there is no federal prohibition of paddling. as a parent, you watch that, and you just recoil. >> i felt a little bit broken for several minutes after seeing that video. it is -- i think we -- these are not isolated incidents. we need to think about this violent strain in our country, which shows up in so many different forms and is not normal in most developed countries. it is not normal.
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there, there are biblical arguments, spare the rod, all those things, and there say reason why it is legal in 19 states. what are some of the outcomes of that kind of punishment in school? >> i was a child who -- where beatings and things just came. if you were acting up, that was something that just happened, right? and the challenge of it and why i think about how we -- with my kids now, 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son and i can't even imagine doing it or having someone else do it to them. one of the big reasons for that is because i'm not sure if it is going to get the result we're hoping for. one thing we know is that, you know, hurt people, hurt people. and so if we have a situation where we have people who their response to acting out, the response to someone doing something wrong against you is violence, then the unfortunate thing is we might then be creating someone who thinks that's how they need to act when something happens against them. >> very difficult to watch. we just showed a tiny bit of it this morning because i think you get the idea. if you want to watch it, you can
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other big story in sports this week. kobe, last game, dropped 60. dropping the mike, drop 60. and the golden state warriors set the record, 72-9, one game better than the 1996 chicago bulls, 72-10. the question for the table, anand, are the warriors now the greatest team of all time? >> it is hard for me to accept -- i grew up watching jordan and the bulls. >> me too. >> it is very -- i think it is a kind of music, like music, the music you grow up with when you're a teenager is always the best music. >> yes. >> that's how i sort of feel about the bulls. i got to see the warriors at a game a few months ago, but i can't let go of my teenage idols. >> elise -- >> i go michael. i go michael. i can't -- it is just childhood. nostalgia, glory days. >> wes moore, dissenting opinion. >> michael jordan is the best player in the history of basketball.
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season we have ever seen. i mean, over 400 three-pointers in a single year. and here is the thing, if you look at how the bulls would have compared, who would have covered steph curry, harper? if you put -- >> scotty pippen. he could shut him down. >> that's questionable. this is a team who has done things that we haven't seen in basketball before. and they beat, you know, the spurs this year arguably also maybe a top ten, top 12 team in history. golden state beat them by 30. this team is special. and i always say nostalgia, but it is tough to argue about what they're doing. >> michael jordan on line one for you. he would like a word with you. before we go, i have to show you this picture, in japan, chimpanzee escaped from the zoo. i don't know what to say. i wanted to show you that picture. unbelievable. planet of the apes stuff. stick with me guys. next, the highs and lows of the week including america's greatest toddler.
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this 2-year-old on the $10 bill. and the love birds who powered through a makeout session as an armed robbery was taking place around them. after your local weather and a short break. good morning everyone. a little warmer than yesterday. we're back into the 70s with lots of sunshine. a high of 71 degrees. winds are light. a fantastic day to spend time outside. cooler by the coast. temperatures there stuck in the 60s. overnight, mostly clear. a low of 54 degrees. not as chilly as recent nights. the seven-day forecast shows tomorrow. look at that. 76 degrees. a chance for a few showers tuesday morning. breezy, back down to the 60s. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart what do you think? and in the stars above
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this kid is the best. the internet went bananas for 2-year-old sawyer after he waddled over in his diaper and shook the hands of one by one of uniform members of the military at an airport in houston. what did your toddler do this week? how great is that kid? >> amazing. you find the next one born, we found the next bill clinton. next bill clinton has been born. >> already working the ropes. a couple of the trumps feeling a little low when they realized they are not registered to vote for the old man in new york's republican primary. donald trump's daughter ivanka and son eric missing the october deadline to register. donald jr. is registered, and he's leaning toward george pataki, i'm told. all in for pataki. the duke and duchess of cambridge looked great in leisure wear on a trip to india and bhutan, meeting some locals, enjoying some recreational archery. our high goes to william's bone density. after he survived the notorious
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prime minister modi. look at the hand print left on his ruddy paw by modi who apparently models his handshake after superman greeting general zod. remember that moment? remember that handshake? he's not the first one. the track record of bone-crushing handshakes from modi. >> he's a fierce leader, but that really proves it. brothers are just the worst. millicent philips was loopy and her brothers took that as an opportunity to trick her into thinking the zombie apocalypse was upon us. >> we can only take one pet. which pet, the cat or the dog? >> the cat, you idiot! >> what about the dog? >> he's the worst. he already died. just leave him. get the cat! >> cruel and totally hilarious. our final high from detroit tigers season ticket holder bill dugan. he caught five foul balls at a single tigers game this week and
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different kid sitting nearby. nice work. bill dugan caught more than 200 foul balls over the years. apparently like a gravitational pull. our last low might be a romantic high. you make the call here. a couple is making out at the bar, in billings, montana, like you do. when armed robbers storm in. but armed robbery is no match for the mix of love and bacardi 151. the pair carrying on, obliviously right through the crime. they never broke the huddle the whole time. >> passionate love. >> is that what it was. >> yes. true love. >> how do you know it is true love? >> may all people one day know that kind of love. >> thank you for being with me on my first show. i really am grateful. >> congratulations, thank you. next on sunday "today," tickets to see "hamilton," kind of. into the room where it happens
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good morning. it's a beautiful sunny sunday as we look at the tappan zee bridge on this sunday morning. april 17th. at 9:26. i'm lynda baquero. right now, an investigation is under way in a deadly police-involved shooting in queens. this happened at 1:30 this morning on 116th avenue and 135th street in south ozone park. relatives tell us that the man killed was 32-year-old george tillman. they say he was getting into his car when a squad car pulled up next to him and relatives say tillman became nervous and started running. the nypd posted that photo on the twitter page with the weapon recovered at the scene. police are questioning a person in the deadly shooting of a man in east harlem. it happened at the wagner houses at around 2:00 this morning. police say a 21-year-old man was shot in the head and died at the scene. one man is in custody and police did recover a gun.
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join chuck scarborough and melissa russo for our new show, ask the mayor. you ask the questions and we take them directly to mayor de blasio. that's coming up at 10:00 this morning. again, checking our weather now, mostly sunny today. a high of 71. tonight, we'll be mostly clear and cool with a low of 54. stay tuned for more of sunday
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you've been vague in the past. how exactly are you going to break up the big banks. >> big bank breakup? >> a big bank breakup? >> yeah. >> you break it up. julia louie drives. -- right across the street at 30 rock. snl is a tough ticket in this town.
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the broadway musical that began last year as an off broadway sensation has exploded into a nogs al phenomena. fans, celebrities, even the president of the united states calling in every last favor for a coveted seat inside the theater to watch the hip hop telling of the birth of america. leslie arrived on broadway at the age of 17. now at 34, he finds himself in the role and the moment of a lifetime. >> i'm aaron burr. >> leslie, let me start with the obvious question, and i think the reason we're all here today, can i get four in the orchestra? is that the hardest ticket in the history of broadway? how crazy is this for you right
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>> it is the most exciting, wonderful, trying, challenging time ever. want to be in the room where it happens the room where it happens i want to be in the room where it happens the room where it happens >> when you come in from home, you're walking toward the theater, you see the rogers sign, see the "hamilton" sign, you still get that feeling in. >> i can imagine what that 17-year-old kid would have thought, you know, about something like this, about a moment like this. and he would be really proud. i want to be in the room i want to be i want to be i got to be >> you sang at first not on stage, but in church.
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>> you weren't immediately drawn to musicals and broadway and all that. >> no. no, musicals -- i didn't even -- i really didn't know what that was until "rent". >> really? >> we didn't -- we didn't grow up going to see broadway shows and stuff. >> you get that role at 17 years old. you leave home, basically from high school, right, to take the part. >> yeah. >> i imagine an easy decision when "rent" calls, you go, right? >> i had been auditioning all summer. and with no cell phones back then or anything. they called the house phone, i answered the phone. no caller i.d. even. but i promise you, there was something that felt different about that ring. i don't know what it was. pick up the phone and it was new york. >> thank you. >> nice to meet you. >> i'm going to cry. >> don't you do it. >> pardon me. are you aaron burr, sir? >> show night, what time do you
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>> half hour before. i get dressed relatively -- >> can we get to work? >> that's lin. he's fully dressed. i'm not, but will be. notorious for that. >> it makes people very nervous. >> i'm going to shoot him in, like, three hours. don't tell anybody. >> what were your impressions of aaron burr before you got drawn into the show. most people knew one thing about him, he's the guy who killed hamilton. >> i knew what that michael bayh commercial told me. >> today's $10,000 question, who shot alexander hamilton. >> aaron burr! >> i'm sorry. >> there is that line in the show where you say, i'm the villain in your history books. i guess this is the way it is going to be. was he a villain? >> that was his own -- well, not the villain part, but the world was wide enough was his own quote, you know. that's lifted. lin took that right from burr's
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for hamilton and me. >> tommy and david corn are production designers. david corn did all the set, helped me find a place i could watch the audience for a couple of minutes before the show. they couldn't see me, but i could see them. it would freak them out if they knew, but i would watch them from here. >> what are you looking for? what do you want to see? >> i'm looking to see, are they happy, are they -- are they excited? are they tired? maybe a little drunk. >> can you pick that up too? >> you can pick that up. on a saturday night, yeah. they're going to be rowdy, a little tired around the end of act one. you got to know that kind of stuff. we do the lottery winners in the first row, the first row is only paid $10. and so there you get a lot of your super fans. we get these kids who will just cry through the whole show.
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you know, just seeing a jaw, you know, on the floor, for the entire thing as they watch this thing. >> this is the hall of fame wall. lin put this up. this is where everybody signs. oprah, henry winkler, jill and joe biden. that was big when they came. that's the thing, when new people come, you see the show through their eyes. right. i know they just lost a son. >> right. >> so we had that whole section -- >> gosh. >> you talk about the president of the united states coming, world leaders, athletes, people you probably grew up in awe of. >> yeah. >> now coming backstage to tell you how great you are. is that kind of a mind bending experience? >> yeah. also really beautiful thing about it is that you're meeting your heroes in a way that they're disarmed a bit. you know, because they come backstage and you spent three hours together.
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we have come out of that together. we had some life, we had some death, and, you know, some celebration. there is a deeper connection there which has been really special. >> completely nude. >> you guys missed it. shooting the wrong way. >> when i watched not just the show, but also behind the scenes stuff, all that, you seem genuinely tight. >> when we are together, that original cast, when we step on stage to do our thing, there is a conspiratorial, you know, essence in the air. right. and so we're a family.
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you better. >> i think for a lot of us, you know, what "hamilton" gave us the -- what gave me the opportunity to do was to go here's what i learned in 35 years. this is the lessons i've learned in my entire life of training, studying this and loving this, and we dump it all out at the richard rogers every night. and so now when i'm looking forward to is the opportunity to take a step back and learn. >> is there any fear about that, though? stepping away from something that is so hot and not knowing what is on the other side? >> not at all. this is an amazing moment. it's just a moment. >> quite a moment it is. you heard leslie talking about stepping back from the show. he tells me he'll do that this summer to pursue his music career. as you can imagine, the success of the show has brought a massive financial windfall.
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the show's producers agreed this week to share more of the soaring profits with the original cast. you can see much more of our conversation including the story of the childhood karaoke machine that changed everything for leslie and also our interview with the new king george, by heading to today.com for sunday "today" web extras. next on sunday "today," the age of ai. elon musk says we're summoning the demon with artificial intelligence. mark zuckerberg says there is nothing to fear. which titan of tech is right? our look at that question is next. so which is right? our look at that question next. take on the unexpected.
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olivia sterns has the story. >> reporter: it is a typical weekend drive for david kiter. except for one thing. >> all you do is hit this twice and the car takes over. >> reporter: he's not doing the driving, the computer in his tesla is. >> once you use it, you'll never want to go back. >> reporter: believe it or not, we're all getting used to it. it is artificial intelligence, which is steering this car. >> open the pod bay doors. >> i'm sorry, dave. i'm afraid i can't do that. >> reporter: that's right, the fuel for big screen fantasy. ai is rapidly becoming our reality and just like the movies we have to confront what ai means for our future. >> ai might be really, really good thing for us, and it might be a really, really not good thing for us. >> reporter: that's tim urban from "wait but why". his explanation has already been read by 4 million people, but before we get to that whole really good, really bad thing, what is artificial intelligence?
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ai is a robot. that's the container for the ai. ai is the software inside the container. ai is in particular software that can make decisions. >> reporter: right now we're sitting here, chilly morning in central park, is there any artificial intelligence around us? >> so ai is actually all around us. you're driving a car, there is an engine, fuel injection system going on. and the parameters of that are fine tuned constantly by artificial intelligence. listening to pandora, that's ai listening to what you like and making better decisions. the ai around us is narrow intelligence. >> stay in your own lane. >> it is really good at one thing. you probably know what the headlines recently that google made when its ai beat the world champion go player. really good at go. if you ask it for dating advice, not going to be helpful. >> alpha go is the latest man
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for tat race against tech giants like facebook, google and microsoft to develop ai beyond its current narrow form. remember watson. >> what is broke the bank in. >> five years after winning jeopardy, ai picked up a few new tricks. >> it is essentially about teaching watson to speak. >> a new research project has watson looking for skin cancer. >> this lesion is very high probability for being melanoma. >> and just like jeopardy, he's beating his human counterparts. how accurate is this? >> the computer is greater than 95% accurate on the lesions where as the best dermatologist today are somewhere between 75 and 84% accurate. >> in the future, watson could do more than just help doctors fight cancer. >> i would like to think that watson will be able to outthink cancer, outthink natural disasters, outthink criminals. it will make our world a better place. >> reporter: not everyone agrees when it comes to the future of ai. >> with artificial intelligence,
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tesla. that same tesla. >> the stories where the guy with the pentagram and holy water and he's sure he can control the demons. didn't work out. >> reporter: what are some examples of ai going rogue? >> if you look at the news recently, microsoft created this really awesome teenage girl, ai called tay. she'll get on twitter and interact with other teenagers, learn their slang, but then a lot of people on twitter started trolling the situation and before you know it the teenage girl was saying incredibly bigoted things. >> reporter: yes. >> that's an example of how you can plan something and ai is learning on its own. >> reporter: you can train ai to be benevolent? >> people are trying to think about how we can do that. a nice family can come build a house, and they build a house on top of an ant hill, kill a bunch of ants. they don't hate ants. they're doing their thing which is more high level than the ants.
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doing its thing, and we end up being the victims by accident. >> reporter: a group of tech entrepreneurs including elon musk has committed a billion dollars to the nonprofit open ai whose aim is to avoid the ai accidents and make sure it remains a, quote, extension of human wills and not something that is used against us. you say that we are at this key juncture in human history. what do you mean? >> future will change quickly and people will grow up in a world that is completely different than the world they were born into. we haven't had things advance that quickly and the truth is this could be the last time we are the smartest things on this planet. >> and olivia sterns joins me now live. we heard all the benefits, watson can help us cure cancer. so why the alarm? i look at that and say the twitter bot went wrong but how bad can it be? >> right now we're still in control. there is a lot of concern that pretty soon the computers could outsmart us. you have to think about the fact that technology doesn't just advance steadily. actually advances at an
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get smarter, smarter, smarter, it advances like this. it accelerates. i think what stephen hawking and elon musk are concerned about is that what if computers suddenly become human level intelligence and super intelligence and quickly cruises right past us, we don't know what hit us and what if they suddenly decide it is inconvenient to have us around. obviously a solid camp of experts including mark zuckerbergs who thinks the computers will help us but something to keep an eye on. >> as elon musk put s it so subtly, summoning the demon. great to have you with us. thanks so much. next on sunday "today," they survived the bombing at the boston marathon three years ago. this year they thought they would add a few thousand miles to the run. their amazing story after your local weather and a quick break. good morning. going to be another beautiful day. a little warmer than yesterday. we're getting back into the 70s with lots of sunshine. a high of 71 degrees. winds are light.
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tomorrow morning some 30,000 people will line up to run the boston marathon. three years ago, three spectators were killed when two bombs exploded near the finish line. those survivors a bonded by that terrible day. dylan dreyer was there when they gathered for their next challenge. >> reporter: in boston, a moment of silence on friday. foeyllowed by a walk of strength. >> and that's boston strong. >> reporter: as the saying goes, life is not a sprint. it is a marathon. >> today i can be sad, but tomorrow is another day and it is going to be good. >> reporter: it has been three years since that fateful day in april when the bombs went off. forever changing their lives and so many others. can you take me back to three
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the bombs went off. >> i lived in massachusetts my whole entire life, and that was the first time i ever went to the boston marathon. >> she was excited to see her sister run with her daughter sydney by her side. >> it was so great and happy. and everything changed in the blink of an eye. >> and then my husband, she's blown away from us. >> reporter: heather abbott was meeting friends at the forum. >> my foot was so injured that i couldn't even stand up. i thought i might die. >> reporter: as the scene played out on live television, former marine and amputee b.j. ghanem rushed to the victim's bedside. >> heather was one of the first i talked to. >> she looked at me and she said, will i ever be able to wear high heels. >> reporter: the road to recovery was long and difficult. >> my brother is an amputee. i was by his side as he was going through the healing process.
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there thinking, i don't think i would be strong enough to go through this with the ptsd. >> i'm constantly feeling it like something bad is going to happen, like the sky is going to fall, but then i'll remind myself, like, you just got to live in the moment. just got to live. >> reporter: but they were not alone. a band of brothers helping them get back on two feet. >> i always call them my heroes and they always say they didn't do anything different than a lot of people did that day. >> happy live day, everybody. >> happy alive day. >> reporter: on monday's 120th running of the boston marathon, this group, one world strong trek will begin a journey, not 26.2 miles, but 3,000, across the co exuntry, led by another survivor, david fortier. >> what we wanted to do was actually have people have a chance to meet celeste and meet heather. >> reporter: a trek across america to say thank you, in person.
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>> reporter: to all those who helped in the healing of those critical first days. >> we want people to come out, we want them to join us. if it looks like a bunch of people in the forest gump movie, great, we're all for it. >> reporter: now the boston marathon finish line is just the beginning. not their end. >> love you guys. >> love you guys too. we're going to have some fun with it. >> dylan dreyer reporting from boston for us. every week at this time we will highlight a life well lived. united states marine and medal of honor recipient hector caparata died in florida. he was 86. class in the korean war, he single-handedly held off a chinese assault for five hours in the snows of the battle of chosen reservoir. the truman presented him with the medal of honor on november 24th, 1952. he said simply, i did my duty, i protected my fellow marines and they protected me. he survived by his wife of more
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we close with some predictions for the week ahead. president obama is scheduled to have lunch with queen elizabeth at windsor castle. we predict the queen will pull her classic move where she says she has to powder her nose as the check hits the table. people magazine rolls out the collection of the world's most beautiful people. we predict busey will be snubbed again. and win, 4/20, is national weed day. we predict for people who celebrate that annual holiday it will be a lot like 4/18, 4/19
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press." chuck todd is joined by george clooney. and tomorrow on nbc "nightly news," lester holt from the middle east. he'll have an interview with secretary of defense ash carter. thank you for spending part of your sunday morning with us today. we hope to see you back here next week. in the meantime, we'll see you tomorrow on "today" and on msnbc on "morning joe."
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