54:39 | Jun 7th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Teaching AI about human comedy. Pairing online security tips with beauty tutorials. Photo swapping marketing stunt crosses Wikipedia line.
This episode covers a lot of interesting stories:
In particular, the first story looks at how different researchers are training AI to be ...Show More
54:09 | Oct 25th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
From following GPS directions to not having to memorize anyone's phone number, it's been ages since we've had to remember things! But is that bad for our brains? This week, a look at how the internet ...Show More
Listen if you’re interested in learning about memory. Great snippets and conversations with different experts. Loved how they walked us thro...Show More
54:42 | May 3rd, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Ryerson's DMZ breaks the stigma around mental health in startup culture. Kids in Nunavut use role-playing computer games to manage depression. What we can expect from "Wifi 6." And philosopher Mark Ki...Show More
In tribute of Canadian Mental Health Week: Extremely important episode on the high percentage of mental-health issues in the tech and start-...Show More
54:39 | May 17th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Booker-prize-winning author Ian McEwan talks about AI and his latest book, Machines Like Me. CES restores its 'Innovation Award' to women's pleasure product, The Osé. And are 'smart' prisons necessary...Show More
Did that really happen? CES Innovation Award taken away from product built for women’s pleasure - despite the fact that CES welcomes vendors...Show More
54:35 | May 4th, 2018More Details keyboard_arrow_right
"Artificial Unintelligence" argues that new tech doesn't always mean good tech. 'Golden State Killer' arrest highlights the risks of public DNA databases. Workers in the developing world screen graphi...Show More
This author is more tech-friendly that other tech critics, with believable theories of why Silicon Valley think the way they do about tech b...Show More
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54:39 | Jul 12th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
With the growth in wearable technology, not to mention smartphone apps, it's easier than ever to count steps, monitor heart rate and more. But do all those scores really help us understand ourselves a...Show More
54:12 | Sep 11thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
Technological development is politics by other means. From American companies moving to buy TikTok to governments advocating digital sovereignty and self-reliance, we seem to be entering a new era of ...Show More
54:10 | Sep 4thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
In an age of digital devices and near constant distractions, many of us feel like our attention spans are shrinking. So this week on Spark, a handbook on how to concentrate in a distracting world.