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Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
||Clean409: AI and creativity, climate change and Fortnite, and a Twitter bot that curates FOI requests.||Ross Goodwin took an AI on a trip from New York to New Orleans. Along the way the AI used inputs from a camera, a clock, a GPS, and a microphone to make "observations" and write about the trip. The book and project is called 1 the Road and it's inspired||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean408: An that sees for you, tech and nature, and more.||Saqib Shaikh is a software engineer at Microsoft. He has also been blind since this age of seven, and has long dreamed of technology that could describe the world around him in real time. And now, he's made it. He explains how the Seeing AI voice assist||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean407: Trusting our virtual assistants, and opinions on Twitter||Our virtual assistants aren't ready to give advice Do you talk to your smart speaker? Heather Suzanne Woods is an assistant professor of rhetoric and technology at Kansas State University. She's studied how humans use language to make sense of technolog||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean406: Technology and Policing Special||This week on Spark we're devoting the entire episode to some of the technologies used by law enforcement. Some of the benefits of these tools and how they can improve police work, and also some of their limitations and the issues they raise. Josh Mitc||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean405: 'Ear Hustle' brings life inside -- to the outside||Ear Hustle is a podcast about daily life in San Quentin prison. The term ear hustle is prison slang for eavesdropping. Earlonne Woods is incarcerated in San Quentin and is the co-producer and co-host along with Nigel Poor, an artist who volunteers. They||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean404: Ride sharing was supposed to make traffic better. It's making it worse.||Besides making it super-easy to get a ride somewhere, one of the great promises of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft was that they would reduce congestion on city streets. Unfortunately, the opposite has happened-and dramatically so. Also, the v||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Google for Education Encore||On this special episode of Spark, we're looking at how Google for Education is being used in by students and teachers across Canada.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Big Picture Ideas||Reimagining the university for the 21st century. The future of trades in a changing world. Mapping the sounds of protest. How machines, platforms and the crowd are rearranging the world.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Jobs Jobs Jobs||Time to get rid of the job interview. What romance writers can teach us about the digital economy.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Being a Better Human in A Digital World||We need a survival guide for thinking because we're bad at it. What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology. Online is the loneliest number.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Libraries and Museums||New technology allows Holocaust survivors to answer the questions of future generations. Breaking down the walls of the traditional museum. When it comes to books, size matters. Modern libraries innovate to better serve their communities.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: AI and our Freaky Future||Blade Runner and what it means to be human in the age of AI. AI's problem with disability and diversity. Exercise app shows why anonymous data can still be dangerous. Optical illusions for computers. Google's fun 'match your selfie with art' app points||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Getting Better at Your Online Life||Want to look at this guy's website? Go offline. Would you let a robot answer your emails? Notifications stress me out. How I cut them down to improve my well-being. 'Loudly Crying Face': Your cute emojis are spoiling social media for blind users. Is pod||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Protecting Yourself in the Digital World||Your photos can be used in 'catfishing' romance scams. The real cost of our love of tech: the environment. Do you really "own" your smart devices? When moral outrage goes viral.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Social Media||If you're worried your social life is less exciting than others', it's not. Twitter isn't the voice of the people, and media shouldn't pretend it is. Your data plays a vital role in academic research. Social media beyond the numbers. How does your socia||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Canadian Perspectives||Die With Me connects people before their phones die. Never mind Netflix, watch this live stream of a rock instead. Short story vending machine lands in Edmonton airport. Restaurants open doors during the day to become coworking spaces.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean403: The wave of media mergers signals a major shift in the TV landscape||Wave of media mergers signals major shift in TV landscape. Turning citizen science into a captivating video game. How you use your phone can tell Uber if you're drunk. Being a social media manager can be bad for mental health. How internet access to por||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean402: Is there room for philosophy in tech?||What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology. From Bible apps to kosher phones, how digital tech is changing religion. What happens to your digital legacy when you die? Why some people are planning on sending their ashes into||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean401: As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out||On this special episode of Spark, we're looking at how Google for Education is being used in by students and teachers across Canada.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean400: From QR codes to Facebook's early days||Looking back at the stories Spark has covered over 400 episodes. FBI warns of malware on routers. Designing new rituals. Liberating our attention.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean399: Monopolies have been broken up before. Is it time to do the same with Facebook?||Do giant tech companies like Facebook need to be broken up? Why mission statements actually matter. Vast majority of twitter users retweet rumours without question. Why the "information age" is now the "reputation age". Science weighs in on how to end a||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean398: It's getting harder to tell the difference between Google's AI and a real human... and that's a problem||Why AI needs to identify itself. CGI celebrities are courting followers—and controversy. Breaking down the walls of the traditional museum. New technology allows Holocaust survivors to answer the questions of future generations.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean397: How Europe's tough new data protection rules affect Canadians||An FAQ on the GDPR. Putting down your phone could make you less bored. Wearable tech that puts self-expression first. The end of passwords. Millennials are really into online astrology.||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean396: New book exposes "technochauvinism"||"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 graphic content for Facebook and Google.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean395: "Skyknit" AI creates its own hilarious knitting patterns||An AI learning to knit. Cryptocurrency for kids. Bots fighting traffic tickets. Doc directors make AI.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean394: Thousands of apps are illegally collecting data about kids||Apps directed at kids are violating US children's privacy laws. Your data plays a vital role in research. Loreena McKennitt is leaving Facebook. Uber and others are bringing 'dockless' bike sharing to North America.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
One of my favorites
It's a very well paced fun show to listen to. This summer they are playing complete interviews from earlier news segments and those are just as interesting as the shows themselves. It sometimes seems like cotton candy because the shows are so fun to listen to, but beyond the surface every show has fascinating and valuable content.
I love the usage of CC licenced sounds and music.
THE technology/culture podcast i hear in the morning when i drive to work.
Nora is great.
This show is amazing
This is an amazing show and has quickly become my favorite podcast. Nora is wonderfully professional, relatable, and very easy on the ears. It is high quality with excellent interviews that make you think. I highly recommend it!