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zero zero zero one citizen this is a news out live from london coming up the first critically ill patients are evacuated from the damascus suburb of eastern guta as part of a government deal ukraine's government and pro russian rebels complete a major prisoner exchange three years after the beginning of the conflict in eastern ukraine hundreds of new shelters are set up in the philippines for finals and displaced by fighting and flooding. our you are in very interesting and new and could this be just what the doctor ordered explore the increasing use of artificial intelligence in front line health care. downtown the most with all the sporting cubing. liverpool have agreed to sign dutch international version of that and from southampton setting a new record transfer fee for a descendant of one hundred million dollars.
to syria where a workers have evacuated eighteen critically ill patients from eastern guta in the capital damascus is to say he's one of the last remaining rebel strongholds it's been under a tight government siege since twenty thirteen and the targets of hundreds of astronauts and artillery attacks that's caused severe food and medical shortages for about four hundred thousand syrians trapped there last month of the u.n. called for five hundred people in need of urgent medical care to be allowed to leave but it was only after a long negotiations that twenty nine critical cases were approved for medical evacuation and at least eighteen people have died while waiting. has the latest on the warning some of the following images may be disturbing. it's a start but it's not enough only a handful of east critically ill are being allowed to leave to hospitals in
damascus which is less than an hour's drive away twenty nine patients the majority of them women and children a six month old baby was on that list but when the aid workers reached house they found out she died weeks ago the syrian government is allowing them to be treated outside the besieged opposition stronghold after the armed group. agreed to release some government prisoners it's not clear if new deals will be reached it has been four years since he was besieged by the syrian army the siege has tightened in recent months there are according to the united nations almost five hundred urgent medical cases. man has brain cancer she says her condition is only deteriorating the u.n. says more than a dozen people have already died while waiting to be evacuated for treatment i know there is no treatment available for me here i have nothing no medicine no money i'm just waiting for god's mercy it's not just the lack of medical supplies there is
a lack of food the united nations says the area is experiencing the worst case of child malnutrition since the start of the conflict. medical equipment of vaccines have affected children also they are malnourished this has that to a number of diseases unfortunately that children are facing dire conditions. there have been three reported deaths because of malnutrition in the past two months. samar and we're all not even two months old when they died the u.n. says more than one thousand five hundred children are at risk among them two hundred thirty two who are acutely malnourished more than half of the four hundred thousand people trapped in east are believed to be children the area is not just under siege it remains a war zone despite the russian guaranteed d.s. go. that was supposed to have silenced the guns and allowed aid in. its september
aid reached the area for the first time in months but it was only enough for forty thousand people there is suffering in this region and the fear is that the worst is yet to come the government is using the siege and starvation tactic as a military strategy and as the situation worsens the likelihood of a surrender becomes more real so whether. it. is the spokesperson for the international committee for the red cross in syria she says there are many more people inside a single cell in desperate need of evacuation for the current operation the number should be twenty nine people the operation is still ongoing and that maybe it might take a couple of more days can get out together with the syrian arab red crescent it's very hard for us to know right now when it will end however that we do all we can in order to speed up the process we add to that are much more cases.
who need also to medical care and lifesaving medical treatment and looked at in that i mean these counties will reach a solution and reach an agreement in order to allow more cases to come out and get the necessary treatment where the last time we managed to get inside eastern before the current evacuation was under twelve of them and then third which is more or less a month and a half and i have to tell you that when we visited there i was myself there and the situation was really dire it wasn't the first time for me to go. but. remember i could feel it at the situation has deteriorated. france's president has saudi arabia's king soundman to lift the blockade on yemen the blockade which has been in force since holt is limiting supplies of fuel food and
medicine says he's concerned about the humanitarian crisis in the country where millions of people are on the brink of famine parts of yemen are also in the grip of a cholera outbreak and a political prisoner in yemen has spoken to al-jazeera about his brutal experiences behind bars human rights groups say thousands of yemenis have been charlie detained and tortured during the two and a half year war that's going on reports yousif knew the opposition newspaper he edited made him a target of the armed rebel who thiis it was time to take precaution but it was too late last year he says he was kidnapped outside his home in sanaa. i was repeatedly tortured and interrogated due to my job as a journalist before my detention i openly declared that i was suspending my work because of the harsh conditions facing journalists opposed to the who is in sanaa
and so began more than a year held in several prisons in yemen's capital. to have the. i was threatened with physical abuse and rape so was my family i was put in solitary confinement for twenty six days my health deteriorated. human rights groups say thousands of people including children have been arbitrarily detained and tortured by both sides in the war yemeni forces and who the fighters are accused of beating using electric shocks and forcing prisoners to strip others taken captive have simply disappeared this human rights attorney says families have reported the deaths of almost one hundred twenty prisoners in one of the events isn't severe and if there are secret prisons human rights groups have documented four hundred seventeen alone in sana from residential houses to schools and even places of worship the kidnappers have abducted individuals from all walks of life and juniors
doctors and even journalists they are subjected to brutal torture but journalists are given a harder time ashlan was eventually transferred to a military prison camp where he says he was housed along with prisoners of war last month he was released as part of a prisoner swap. but if i thought about it i wished it didn't happen that way simply because i was not to convict a person i was kidnapped outside my house. is lucky to be alive days before he was released the camp was bombed dozens of his former cell mates die natasha in a zero. a palestinian teenager whose arrest earlier this month made headlines around the world has been released on bail by an israeli military courts this image of an idea being blindfolded and detained by cell just with a symbolizing the israeli army's use of excessive force the sixteen year old was
laid to challenger throwing stones. he will now be transferred to ramallah hospital for treatment. you're watching news hour from london still ahead ten years after she was assassinated as a campaign rally we visit benefit by there's a bhutto's ancestral home to see how her legacy is firing liberians await the outcome of the presidential election runoff the polling suggests a record low turnout and in sport iraq already smashed in one of the most grueling of races in the world. russian opposition leader alexei navalny says he will organize a nationwide rally in january to support his call for a boycott of presidential elections novelli has been barred from running in the march election over an embezzlement conviction that he says is politically motivated meanwhile russian president vladimir putin has officially filed his
documents to run to run for reelection if he wins hooches rule will be extended until twenty twenty four making him the longest serving russian leader since dictator joseph stalin moves in what is our choice by shook up our news out of the way we will start a big campaign on one hand to persuade everyone to participate in the boycott and not to take part in the election and on the other hand to come a time many people really come to the polling stations not to let putin fabricate the number and of course we need an all russian street action. the ukrainian president petro poroshenko has greeted ukrainian soldiers who were released by pro russian separatists they were freed as sponsor of a prisoner swap between the government and rebels in ukraine's would twenty first exchange happens near the city of holiday which is mainly controlled by the pro russian separatists it's reported to be the largest since a pro russian uprising anything ukraine in twenty fourteen when we challenge has
more from moscow. but both sides are now confirms that this prisoner swap has concluded with people being handed in both directions across the front lines in eastern ukraine the numbers that actually did scruffs the lines a big difference from the early advertize figures of three hundred six people going from kiev territory back to the east and seventy four people going from the eastern regions back into kiev territory the reasons why the numbers are different is because some people were transferred earlier and some people on both sides it seems didn't actually get want to go back to where they come from this is an events that has been quite a long time in in the making the final impetus though came as a recent meeting in moscow there was attended by the heads of the two separatist regions in eastern ukraine by the head of the russian orthodox church patrick
carroll and by representatives from kiev but the the real political will it seems has come from both kiev and also from moscow with vladimir putin saying that he was going to use his influence with the with the separatist regions to make it happen it's a breakthrough undeniably a step in the right direction and the sides now are talking about keeping this going they're doing more prisoner swaps but while people are still dying while moscow is still supplying the rebel regions with a weapons and hardware etc and while there doesn't seem to be a final drive for peace this is just a step in that direction we haven't got to the destination that we want to get so yet which is a final political solution. the philippine government is setting up hundreds of new shelters for some of the thousands of people displaced by fighting and flooding and . they are the area from fighters linked to october after a five siege and four tropical storm tembin sweep through the city bribe reports
from. four people displaced by the more are we fighting life in a muddy camp with open drains was already miserable then came the floods some tents were washed away and all of them were strong and out of the bureau family's possessions are still a wet pile and they go to sleep in the dam. their neighbor for an amp on and her family lost their home and business in the fighting now her daily battle is with the water and mud to keep it out. of them you have to constantly think about where to put your things in my dowry we had money and good property and i could go to school in the city bears the scars of the months of conflict between government troops and fighters linked to eisele for now which is quiet but there's still a threat of renewed hostilities and martial law in mindanao has been extended for
another year but on the edge of the city signs of hope new permanent homes are being built for displaced people president rodriguez who's from mindanao has promised to find a lasting solution to the conflict for him this project is an important step on the road to peace we. don't they were all known what is good is above them and it's an ongoing dialogue fomented out the conflict holds up development the lack of money and jobs then fuels the underlying discontent and none of this is helped by being battered by storms. from her tent home for an ample one can see the new houses being built on the opposite hillside but doesn't know if she will get close to moving into one master i hope one day we can make a new start and living in one of the new houses would help for now the new houses
are far outnumbered by the thousands of tents. look bright al-jazeera the city southern philippines. a former army commander who led the military takeover against zimbabwe's former leader robert mugabe has been appointed as vice president the promotion of constantino chiwenga has different concerns about the close ties between the military and zimbabwe's new president and the same man and god were local media says a former state security minister kember hardy is the second vice president president is under pressure to implement political reforms after mcgarvey thirty seven year rule and it last month. liberian presidential hopeful george weah says he's on track for victory in the presidential election runoff but no results have been released so far the former football star is up against current vice president joseph barca i. reports from the capital monrovia as liberians wait for the outcome of tuesday's runoff election many priests what they call
a peaceful vote vote counting is underway and the process of telling results trickling in for more than five thousand polling stations across libya why the national michel are pulling out again. there were. very small number of incidents to report where the incident occurred and i should mention they have been dealt with on his part in most of these cases if not all the contest pits fifty one year old former football star where against seventy three year old joseph walker i who has been the country's vice president for the last twelve years but polling coincided with christmas and many chose to stay home observers say the tunnel close much lower than the first round held in october then after a commission says it will announce the results in four days it's what happens after and whether the losing side will accept defeat that has most liberians concerned.
liberia is one we're not willing to destroy the woman and that will mean for us to go back to war for anybody to be president of this country and we will not do it we are going to have peace the children of this country need peace and they also want peace and we're going to call for whom ever we decide is president of liberia international observers to calling for calm the waters in warsaw without. the issues now when you know. if you when you celebrate it is celebrating with because you have the president of everybody if you lose you also served for the first time in more than seventy years this was founded by freed american slaves will see one democratically elected government power to another whoever wins will inherit tonic or me but by fall in prices of liberia's main exports of rabat and i
don't know and are forced to depreciating currency in the past twelve years ellen johnson sirleaf has guided this country through the process of recovery from civil war on the horrors of a bull outbreak but you too has been criticized for not doing much to talk all poverty and corruption in hog government behavior at all does it or monrovia liberia protesters in kosovo have hung hundreds of neckties on a fence outside the government's headquarters after the prime minister said he did it to pay rise to afford small clothes rammer sheridan i says he's doubled his wages because he's obliged to wear shirts and ties and needs a wardrobe update his salary now stands at three thousand five hundred dollars a month while almost a third of course evans are unemployed. a cotton balls near house convicted a female former fighter of war crimes as or as it's fought for the croatian and bosnian croat thomas she's been sentenced to fourteen years in prison for killing
an inhumane treatment inflicted on bosnian serb civilians during the conflict in the one nine hundred ninety s. it's the longest sentence for a female former fighter in the policy i'm war. mexico has registered its bloodiest year since records began twenty years ago at least twenty three thousand people have been murdered or warm every twenty minutes this year the killings spread to states which had previously escaped clashes between drug cartels shelob ellis reports. right three years ago forty three students were abducted on their way to approach in mexico city their parents want. remains from just two of the students have been positively identified i mean when they were. the virgin of guadalupe is the patron saint of mexico and we will ask her to speak to the hearts of those in government to return our children because it's not fair that thirty
nine months on our children have not been returned. the void these parents feel is repeated across mexico. this is how the year began in the resort town turned murder capital of mexico acapulco six people including three women were shot and killed at a market during lunch time on january fourth two days later two more people were shot to death on a beach popular with locals and it continues nationwide until the number of people murdered passed a record twenty three thousand in november mexico started keeping homicide records in one thousand nine hundred five the figure drops until two thousand and seven when former president felipe calderon launched his drug war this was the result it dropped again after president pena nieto was elected and to now this year the drug fueled violence has sprayed affecting peaceful regions like california with the murder rate has doubled. the jump has been blamed on corruption
a week your dish eerie and the capture and extradition of drug lords locking el chapo guzman to the united states. leaving competition for his domain. it's because of the drastic adjustment the criminal organizations have had in the last three years in mexico the appearance of new criminal groups the dissolution of others and the great struggle that is beginning to be noticed in the country states in regions of the country where there was relative peace after the capture and extradition of walker. in an attempt to control the cartels congress approved a controversial law that would see soldiers take over from police in the drug makes the co supreme court is deciding if it will become law next year. for now forty one students are still missing any information on a whereabouts would likely change these people's lives but do little to mexico's homicide tally shallot ballasts al jazeera. brazilian babies affected by the virus
will need a lifetime of cat according to a new report and now going into toddlers but many of their families say there has been little government help al-jazeera is john heilemann reports from received. two years after the sikh epidemic brazil in the world has moved on. but not just and elisei a still here. is one of almost three thousand babies who were born with microcephaly an underdeveloped head and brain caused by the majority like police say were in the north east of the country you know when al jazeera first visited receive thing in two thousand and six thing and i just said the government was yet to help them let's was changed some of the alleys i know the government assistance for a few families i know some of them in my case i've never received anything it's been
more than two years and we haven't got a thing. even elise is medicine is so expensive the family's income can't cover it they have to rely on donations from friends niger nurses her around the clock but her conditions getting worse by the scene amilcar in the me i don't have too much hope from the bottom of my heart is hard for a mother to say that but i can imagine alison ten years time in fifteen years time i don't dream about it that is why i like to make things happen today. elisei and others ecosoc two children receive receive free rehabilitation from a foundation partly funded by the government but it's overwhelmed one hundred fifty is stuck on the waiting list all the time getting deeper amazed in the semi blindness and muscle stiffness that typifies the condition from eleven two to says they need more phones we try not to let people forget about seeka because you know
we still have all these children and we still have a burden and it's it involves the government but also a public health. issue that has to be addressed and never forgotten the government says that it hasn't forgotten as well as engaging in a massive campaign to eradicate them the skate so which carries a secret virus it's sincere invested about fifty million dollars in rehabilitation centers like this one and next year it's promised a million dollars for. the christmas party for children with diseases we met not to gain of the mothers who say they haven't seen the money they feel they're struggling alone enjoying small moments in the midst of a long swim back to them and their children. john home and to see it or receive a resume. than to sell ahead on the program.
we visit the christmas sound separating columbia that's taken place in the well some of the capital. and one of africa's greatest players makes a major you tend to use house and sport. has a quiet cold and foggy mornings. the last few days disappeared now from western europe that incursion of a massive cloud or coming from the atlantic indicates pretty unsettled conditions to be honest the lines are straight north sas which means normally breeze you'd think it would be colder back she's displacing fairly cold air anyway so the temperature difference isn't great there's a bit of a warm tuck in a long way ahead this fourteen in rome thirteen beaudry the eleven in vienna that's going to be evident just pushed this gentle way eastward of the next twenty four
hours massive snow there on the higher ground even temporary low ground through the outs and toward sudden germany rain to the south and that will be having fairly stormy stuff for italy in the adriatic balkan state for a time but there's the warm belgrade in twelve ten inches and still nine in vienna as it starts to rain behind it all the next systems already lined up come from the bay of biscay more rain to come through from spain and portugal london's at four degrees but in the sunshine now south of all this of course is going to be something happening the central mediterranean there is the curl of rain potentially still in the adriatic it might drag some rains through tunisia and catch northern libya and the temperatures are drop a bit more thirty degrees in tunis and in the wind. unbelievable it sounds like an agreement between criminal bosses just like trading in stolen goods that have been taken by the place if anyone ever comes to ask the
question is for throw their hands up in the air and say i don't know i was just nominated director we're doing a investigation into. ukraine could you say bribes you've been corrupt i don't know i've been on corrupt i did just what the president say al-jazeera investigations the only gods coming soon. and she managed tearing in. for truth and war criminal. you know funded young retired bosnian army general who defended setting a fire against a time i served for since. zero one and covered the story of tough choices and determined to. set a game for most of. this time and not just iraq.
welcome back command of the top stories here on al jazeera aid workers have evacuated eighteen critically ill patients from the scene of syria's capital damascus process president has called on saudi arabia to completely left its blockade on yemen so aid can be delivered to millions of people on the brink of starvation ukraine's president petro poroshenko has greeted the ukrainian soldiers who were released by pro russian separatists they are free to sponsor a prisoner swap deal between the government and rebels and the war tony just. now it's been ten years since pakistan's former prime minister benazir bhutto was assassinated as a campaign rally she was the first woman to lead
a muslim country and process of pakistan's most famous political dynasty camel hide the house visit like qana the ancestral home of the bhutto's to see how her legacy is firing. she just told her the group with a fifteen year drive with the photos that. we've sent a wave of excitement. in the this is all happening in the compound of a. female prime minister who was affected aged ten years ago but village now you think of the only people's party. in the fall of the people of israel her grave has become a shrine and draws people from near in a fall who perished pick you're going on to have workable i think the future did a state won't have any enduring and this day is a gift from god to reunite us every year through our been as he abused her paid the
price but her mission and vision will continue she is always with us in our hearts and minds and will be remembered for his services to the a priest class of the country. well the pakistan people's party is a teenage group of experienced popularity bilawal bhutto had just entered politics and is also departed new chair man many believe the party would expand after better gauge killings by gate leadership a strong agenda change or got a new blood group and shade more than man these to see people lower than the. the bar lowered the people around the country so long as people are there with verse in charlotte this time one so we may can because chairman ben old who doesn't really sob. being going through the country doing a lot of blues. near zero zero zero the people of st robert have always supported the family and many here today don't like it you change any
time soon in fact they shore up support on the anniversary of bases if that is the . way from their strict joy to the party and that for tip the balance in their favor energy paid the ultimate price for pocket gone and for democracy according to our party to fort hood already a real gauge for progress on people's party will come in the next general election and the middle of. it will be. the real world facts will come out on the ground and redrill prove whether this party if. they supported one bad. idea for the box larkana. been asawa is a pakistani journalist who focuses on human rights media freedom and peace issues and he joins me now live from boston thanks very much for coming on al-jazeera says talk about benazir bhutto a first of all come out was just talking about i'm
a son part of politics now he's always suspected and talk quite widely about how some members of the establishment might have been behind her murder are we any closer really knowing who was behind it. well there's been a couple of reports out recently by the b.b.c. and by dawn that go into a lot of detail about. who was behind her killing and who the people behind it and what was the whole system behind it and it seems to be quite an elaborate. set up which includes one of the pakistani taliban and al qaeda and osama bin laden and members of pakistan's security establishment so i think that we are a little bit closer to that that's what people were suspecting for many years but these reports really give quite a lot of detail investigation into this issue some of those people that come i was talking to and obviously a very much believe she has an extraordinary legacy was your sense i mean she was
tainted a bit with corruption certainly while she was ruling as prime minister but do you get a sense that her legacy is much stronger than the kind of taint well you know there is corruption in every at every level and in every. system in pakistan every stablish man in buckets and institution in pakistan so i don't think if there was any corruption against bin aziz and like journalists moment the need has written about this that when it comes to the corruption of the bhutto's and the pakistan people's party journalists had reams and reams of hard evidence but when it comes to corruption in other establishment saw the institutions that leak is dries up so the corruption is on one side and of course it's nothing that one would want to support but there's a lot more to been a zebra dog than alleged corruption and that has to do with her. just
being a whore as a woman as a politician as somebody who really. changed kind of brought a new paradigm into pakistan going against the traditional revenge politics kind of situation into she to she talked about reconciliation rather than revenge and she talked about restorative justice rather than the tribute of justice which is a concept that is really now coming into play around the world as a much more sustainable way of approaching injustice. she i think in terms of regional peace she played it played a really strong role she reconcile she stopped the insurgency or she stopped the support going into the east but job from pakistan's security establishment after her meeting with rajiv gandhi after she was first elected prime minister. and i think that the forces that were raised against her that connived to kill her have
always been against the kind of ideologies that she stood for stands for still which have to do with democracy justice equal rights inclusive the t. tolerance and like i said earlier a sort of a more reconciliatory form of justice than richard beauty of so i think the tea showed is still ahead of us and i think that we do see pakistan going along that line but constantly coming up against roadblocks and constantly being pulled back by those same forces that i think conspired to kill her and did she should change the place of pakistani women at all. well certainly i mean by the fact that being the first muslim woman prime minister elected official in the muslim world as a woman she campaigned while she was pregnant she gave birth was she was in office
she never tried to be manly in a man's world she was very very feminine but very very authoritative and i think she changed how women are seen and when she was in power i felt i felt as a woman in pakistan a perceptible difference in a sort of sense of freedom or how how i felt in public spaces compared to other times when there's been more i guess suffocation or you you feel more vulnerable and i think that no things have changed so much in the last ten years particularly with the rise of social media and bucket sons very young population very spiritual population and the these young people are fighting for democracy not necessarily as a political system many of them are actually quite apolitical but i think that the seeds they have the aspirations for that that she stood for that i that outlined
earlier i think that she really still stands as a beacon of someone to look look to and who as an inspiration despite all the all all hope weaknesses and all the incompetencies of her government which i think have to also be measured against what she was range up against because the first time when she was elected. she was not even allowed to take oaths for several days as the prime minister until the negotiations backs behind the scenes she couldn't take a look she couldn't oversee defense foreign policy and finance so as a prime minister she was coming in with her hands tied thank you so much that opportunity which may thank you very much thank you very much for enlightening us on the facts about benazir bhutto thank you. the detention of two reuters journalists in mammal has been extended for another fourteen days while owner and case who were arrested earlier this month after meeting place officials only
outskirts around go on they have been allowed to meet families and lawyers outside their court hearing in yangon myanmar accuses the pair of planning to share illegally acquired information with foreign media the reporters were covering the crisis affecting the hinge of muslims in iraq and state. we've just carried out our jobs as journalists we have been detained at the criminal investigation department we never violated our journalism ethics. south korea says a deal with japan to settle the decades long conflict women dispute fails to meet the victims' names dozens of protesters gathered outside the foreign ministry and so today now see twenty fifteen agreement japan has agreed to set up and nearly nine million dollar fund to help korean women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels during world war two the survivors say they want direct compensation japan has warned that any attempt to revise the deal would make ties
unmanageable. the rise of artificial intelligence and robots exist changing health care more parishioners are now carried out by surgeons using robots lawrence lay finds out if we should let machines the cost. go is hospital in central london and the man is about to have his life chances vastly improved with the help of the robles. he has prostate cancer the surgeon and his team would in the past have cut him open and felt around with their hands. but now they insert choose. and then we let the robot. soon the surgeon is at a console moving the robot remotely it's fine tools stitch up the man's colon before moving in to perform the operation. in principle you could have the surgery
carried out or part steps of the surgery did a very clearly defined carried out by a surgical instrument that was basically set up until today i had laser eye surgery only ten years ago and i know for fat that the op thousand the surgeon did my eyes a he met devon think he set a machine hit a button and there was a machine that did the surgery wasn't. all kinds of surgeries are done like this welcomed by those lucky enough in the rich world to have an operation made quicker and less painful than in the past. but the new frontier is not in medicine but in care the robots accounting to help the aged to consider the role that robots can have in caring for those we love is surely at the sharp end of the debate around automation in the human world after all robots home to modes that don't have the human touch and so how do we as human beings feel about outsourcing the duty of
care to machine in the coming weeks these dimentia suffer as a care home in north london will have robots for company the owners run dozens of places like this across the u.k. they want to roll the machines out everywhere because what we're dealing with is the dementia residents people who forget who have a memory lapses and if robots could remember. things about them or their cultural needs about that have it's about the patterns of living and if they could relate this to a nuclear stop or even an agency staff was coming in it could be a lot of emotional things that is these people experience because when you forget things you get agitated and you cannot recollect what you are really forgotten how are you very and you robots like this is argue could help organize delivery of medicines or relatives could skype their loved ones through its screen but cannot
love but it is argued they could help dispenses the agonizing question is whether we want them to i think ethically it's undesirable. robots take the place of carers for the specific issues of being reassured you know being helped to death and so on i think very few people would say that we should staff or hospice with robots i mean at the end of life that's really where you want a completely human type of interaction in parts of the world robotic care assistance has already been viewed by people a socially acceptable. in japan a nation of technology lovers with an aging population is becoming common but will charisse ever be replaced by machines it would surely to questions about how much we value our own humanity laurence li al jazeera london and we're joined now by wendell well look who is a senior advisor at the hastings center
a research institute focusing on ethical issues in health care science and technology he's on skype and bluefield connecticut thanks very much for coming on al-jazeera for us well first of all i ask you well hey i am of course automation or robotics will it make health care more accessible and indeed more affordable especially somewhere like where you are in the u.s. . well this is very difficult question to answer because there's some many different dimensions to health care so in some senses robotics an ai could be its tensions and what humans already do or they could help with research and help with taking care of individuals but that's very different than thinking of them as actually replace seem to be human workers and that's really where the ethical concerns arise to what extent should they be replacements and should what extent should be they be the extension of the human caring concern i love the name of your latest book a dangerous monster how to get technology from slipping beyond our
control is it that worried that it could step down the control should we be afraid especially i've heard that the phrase regulated ai something that would be something that maybe delves into all pest of data so all it's getting beyond where we want the technology to really go well it's moving very rapidly and our laws. and our governments really aren't able to keep up with that particularly when we're talking about the outward cation of a on robotics in nearly every conceivable dimension of life so the recess get up and largely what i'm arguing for is that while we're trying to reap the benefits of these technologies we also attend to the risks and negative societal impacts so it's if we're going to introduce ai to fields like health care how do we do it in a way that really doesn't make health care worse from the perspective of the patients from the perspective of the older man homebound that are getting some of
their care through robots and i suppose also on the flip side of that thinking about lawrence his report where he was just talking about whether we should be using automation or or ai to look off the elderly and the sake that we do lose this whole issue of riddle the human touch the carinae the only human to human sure they can provide. well the real difficulty is here in many of these situations they would really not meant human care anyway so perhaps one could argue that some care is better than no care at all on the other hand if we start looking at robotic care as if they can be a substitute for humans and use that to justify not providing human care to patients for the homebound an elderly then we have failed them and probably and i would say we failed the civilizations i suppose i had to look at all the negatives wendell just talked as a little bit about the things that we are going to be saying in the future in the
area of health care that ai and robotics will be doing. well i mean there are two different things going on here one is ai it's often just research of the analysts and alice of large donna bases and that the law actually be helpful it'll be able to look at let's say a large database about liver disease and current research as to new relationships new salient feature is that perhaps they should be researching on the other hand when we talk about ai and robotics together we talk about implementing these kinds of capabilities within the systems themselves so in a home care we might be talking about a robot that that shows up a few times a day with the pills and tells you you should be taking those pills but what happens if you say no now in most societies we do grant individuals that kind of autonomy recently have a right to say no but at what point does the robot become something that's forcing
your pills upon you are what should the robot do if you say no consistently since these kind of issues where the robot is going to be functioning in a lot actually mechanical way that the does not necessarily mean the individual who is interacting with them understands that they're just interacting with the machine they may be attributing more power more life or more intelligence to these machines and they actually i'm very interested to get your thoughts wendell alex thanks very much for joining us thank you and on thursday we'll have part five of our series on artificial intelligence a future with robots and ai is coming and it's going to affect all of us in the final part of affairs out to sara talks to those seeking to make juice to for laughs. dancing columbia's third largest city have celebrated christmas with that annual false the parade is synonymous with a spare set kali and the city's residents have come together to down through the
night and is under m.p.'s he reports on the rhythm and the wealth salsa capital. it might have been born in new york to be a cuban where. america's most famous rhythm is truly at home in columbia spared city the self-titled capital where the dance is celebrated with a huge hurry them christmas day. this time under a heavy rain that's about a catalyst all that suffer the most is everything look at us totally drenched we love we are showing it once more today. we live and it's all idiosyncrasy fifteen hundred then cers parade through this demonstrating cali's unique acrobatic style my feet move at an extreme pace to the frantic beat as dancers skip and turn . cali both over one hundred south schools attracting an increasing number of
foreign aficionado's so get a good look at say it but what makes kali special is its people's unique passion for dance salsa dance almost everywhere in the world but only here people with such little means do so much to get here dancers train all year to be chosen for the parade and dream of one day reaching the world's all such championship sixteen year old now. says that for many poor becoming a dancer is a way to make a living and change stereotypes i'm back and this is where we become more than kids from the ghettos we get associated with drug trafficking and prostitution but that's not who we are we dance for ourselves and for our image we work long hours stay out from the streets take care of our wellbeing all our free time all our effort is for dance this is sort of in this part of the kali fair for stevie celebrating its sixtieth anniversary it's the one time of the year when all killing us deeply divided between rich and four come together to celebrate and then through
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now richard found out with the sport. thank you very much to always start with football i live for are to smash the wall the rock old paid for defender they've agreed to sign dutch international virgil van dijk from southampton for one hundred million dollars the red fail of the in their attempt to sign the center back in the last transfer window with venti to having it told southampton he wanted to leave the move smashes the previous record of seventy million dollars which meant city paid for benjamin meant in july the liverpool manager will hope the signing can result liverpool's defensive weaknesses while their conceded twenty three goals in twenty e.p.l. games and sit fourth in the table. there was just one game in the english premier
league on wednesday a table top has to city. one a nail not only does that result take them a fifteen points clear but they're also extended their record of consecutive a.p.l. wins to eighteen games and despite it being being a festive season it hasn't stopped arsenal manager arsene vega taking a dig at his old rival jos a moreno the manchester united boss has complained that nobody can compete with the spending power of league leaders manchester city telling his old foe who's spent over four hundred million dollars since taking over as united boss in two thousand and sixteen to just deal with it. look i've been in that position for twenty one years so i would not start to complain no i don't resign on chemo at least sometimes for will reach of an i was or three teams who
were rich of and i was so. learned to cope and and to get a result i think. what is most important is what you did with your own situation as well as you can and yes. man she's rich of an os yes. rich of an os yes man united's rich of an os but. don't still believe you have to find a way to be successful. for time african football of the tory has announced his intention to return to international football the man city midfielder is one of the biggest stars in the history of african football he got one hundred caps zero for the ivory coast and in twenty fifteen he won the africa cup of nations before stepping away from the international state last year he said a four year old concerned his decision on twitter saying i love my country and i am
available for national team selection i want to help the next generation and use my experience to make all ivorians proud. over the winter olympics just weeks away ice hockey teams are still trying to figure out their roasters after the n.h.l. declined to release the players for the games canada is using the ninety first edition of the international ice hockey tournament in spaniard to help decide their team of chunk the two time defending champion to open the tournament with a victory against czech side field s k five three canada face host of us next. what was another drama filled night in the n.b.a. as the phoenix suns beat the memphis grizzlies with less than a second left in the game take a look at this shell martin's shot for the grizzlies
a tie the game up at ninety seven with zero point six seconds left in the game but we just point four seconds to go tyson chandler made this to clinch victory for phoenix one thousand nine hundred ninety seven the final score the suns have now won four of their last six games. australia eleven has smashed a red cord to cross the line first in the sydney to hobart race one of the most grueling yacht races in the world wild oats finished in a time one day eight hours forty eight minutes and fifty seconds beating closest challenger come on she by sixteen minutes taking almost five hours off the record time set by loyal last year while those however could face a protest by a comment to after the pair natalie avoided the collision shortly after the start of the race in the sydney harbor on tuesday officials could give wild goes
a penalty that could prevent them from clinching their ninth high toll. for all of us to come of the inside of you the hall in the hall right thirds of the on going to let go of that event is the job that is the period of the really the whole thing rise a lot of their awful throwing of the most powerful drug war country mall and also as well for we'll have more later on nights back to sue in london thank you sound about that from a citizen of this news hour by i will be back in a moment with much more of the day's news don't go away.
yorkers are very receptive to al see because it is such an international city they are very interested in that global perspective that al jazeera provides. really is it for support for their football fans who don't think about opening. explaining when real madrid a club worth five hundred million euros expresses a position on something like the world anti-doping agency has to take notice you'll be going to. al-jazeera continues its investigation into the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the final episode of sports doping the endless chase at this time. solved bombarded and critically ill at least eighteen syrian patients are.