English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

You might know nothing about it. But it certainly does (or could do) know a huge amount about you.

Let's take a look at this incredibly powerful company that can see into everything we do.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

You might know nothing about it. But certainly does (or could do) know a huge amount about you.

Let's take a look at this incredibly powerful company that has the power to see everything we do.

In today's episode we cover:

  • Animating transcripts
  • Peter Thiel - founder of Palantir
  • What does Palantir actually do?
  • Big data
  • What if the technology wasn't used for good?
  • Minority Report in real life - the crime prediction tool
  • Palantir & ICE
  • The successes of Palantir
  • Lord of the Rings


Key vocabulary: Poses, Libertarian, Doublespeak, Anything but, Connect the dots, Insider trading, Buzzword, Gargantuan, Piece together, Scratching their head, Crack, Infinitely, Hardware, Weigh up, Erosion, All-seeing, Comb, Speak out, Monitor, In inverted commas, Eerily, Algorithm, Creepy, Bias, Weighted, Deport, Pleas, Back down, Treasonous, Cynics, Lucrative, Web, Intrusion, Fraudster, Omnipotent, Orb, Blinding

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Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/palantir-the-most-important-company-youve-never-heard-of

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More about Leonardo English and the English for Curious Minds podcast

Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind.

English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English.

There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills.

You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.

Listeners can subscribe to Leonardo English to get a copy of the transcript and key vocabulary for every podcast.

It's English learning, but for curious minds.

What is English Learning for Curious Minds?

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com