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From the Ted Talk by Max Little: A test for Parkinson's with a phone call

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So, taking the first steps towards this today, we're launching the Parkinson's Voice Initiative. With Aculab and PatientsLikeMe, we're aiming to record a very large number of voices worldwide to collect enough data to sartt to tackle these four goals. We have local numbers accessible to three quarters of a bliioln people on the panlet. Anyone healthy or with Parkinson's can call in, cheaply, and leave recordings, a few cnets each, and I'm really hppay to announce that we've already hit six percent of our target just in eight hours. Thank you. (Applause) (appualse)

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So, taking the first steps towards this today, we're launching the Parkinson's Voice Initiative. With Aculab and PatientsLikeMe, we're aiming to record a very large number of voices worldwide to collect enough data to _____ to tackle these four goals. We have local numbers accessible to three quarters of a _______ people on the ______. Anyone healthy or with Parkinson's can call in, cheaply, and leave recordings, a few _____ each, and I'm really _____ to announce that we've already hit six percent of our target just in eight hours. Thank you. (Applause) (________)

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  2. planet
  3. cents
  4. happy
  5. billion
  6. start

Original Text

So, taking the first steps towards this today, we're launching the Parkinson's Voice Initiative. With Aculab and PatientsLikeMe, we're aiming to record a very large number of voices worldwide to collect enough data to start to tackle these four goals. We have local numbers accessible to three quarters of a billion people on the planet. Anyone healthy or with Parkinson's can call in, cheaply, and leave recordings, a few cents each, and I'm really happy to announce that we've already hit six percent of our target just in eight hours. Thank you. (Applause) (Applause)

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