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367: Loneliness, Algorithms, War and Peace

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The trouble with advertising algorithms. The Loneliness Project. Why you should read War and Peace on your phone.

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366: Smelling data, competing for Amazon, and more

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How your PC may be making someone else rich. Getting emotional about online privacy. Blade Runner and what it means to be human in the age of AI. And, cities battle to be home to Amazon's second headquarters

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365: Turning the economy upside down, leaking data's smell, surrogate robot students and more

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How machines, platforms and the crowd are changing everything.

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364: Reimagining the classroom, the university, and the trades

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How can we best prepare young people for a work environment that's constantly evolving?

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363: Social media for disaster, buffering, robot lawyers and more

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How AI might help rescuers use social media in a disaster, The end of buffering in streaming media? Why the world isn't ready for robot lawyers, What Canadian workers can expert from automation, and Ageism: The hidden barrier in tech invention

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362: Machine learning outliers, smart device "ownership," and more

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Do you really "own" your smart devices? How can machine learning understand unusual data? The video selfie as CV. A website that forces you to go offline to see it.

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The Spark guide to living, part 10: Creativity

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Jumpstart your own creative process with our look at how innovative, creative and even brilliant ideas happen.

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The Spark guide to living, part 4: Disability and assistive tech

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Spark Guide to Living looks at how technology has made living with disability easier and more manageable.

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The Spark guide to living, part 5: Money and tech

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

We look at how money and finance is being radically changed by technology

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The Spark guide to living, part 6: Designing your life

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How has technology made living easier? Or has it made life more difficult? The Spark guide to asks how tech helps you design your life.

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The Spark guide to living, part 7: The impact of algorithms

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Algorithms govern our search results to what we see on Facebook. We examine the hidden impacts of technology.

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The Spark guide to living, part 8: Loneliness and Technology

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Technology allows us to connect more than ever. So why are so many people lonely?

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The Spark guide to living, part 9: Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Will we soon welcome our robot overlords? Or is AI much more benign? Spark looks at the state of AI

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The Spark guide to living, part 3: Tech in entertainment

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

We look at how technology has disrupted, enhanced, and hindered the entertainment industry.

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The Spark guide to living, part 2: music and technology

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A look at how technology is changing music: the way we hear it, stream it, and make it.

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Spark Guide to Living Episode 1 - The state of innovation in Canada

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, how well are we doing in innovation? Part 1 of our summer series, The Spark Guide to Living

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361: Blessing robots, extended minds and more

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Should social media be public media? A blessing robot that offers hope in seven languages. A robot couples counsellor could save your relationship. Plus, why your phone is really an extension of your mind.

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360: language and diversity in the digital age

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Our changing view of the physical book. Linguistic diversity online and how digital tools are helping to reclaim languages at risk. The anti-social media app.

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359: machines that smell sickness, sarcastic AI and more

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Crowdsourcing happiness. Sarcastic AI. Protest and technology. Making music with code. Machines that can sniff out disease.

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358: moderation, persuasion, attention

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Facebook's content moderation problem. Apple's lack of daycare. Dumb bots that improve office dynamics. And, online persuasion and the attention economy.

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357: audio tattoos, the malware scare and more

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The future of ransomware. Ads that target your painful past. Tattoos you can listen to. And, has America become anti-innovation?

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356: "Can you please unlock your phone, sir?"

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why border officials can scour your smartphone. Should robots interview abused children? "Dashing" off donations. Behaviour and digital nudging. Portrayals of motherhood in video games.

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355: Down and out in the digital economy

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The perils of job hunting in a digital age. Why kids should learn to hack. The dangers of "pre-crime" algorithms. Kim Dotcom: the man behind the myth.

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354: Social media, social ills

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Facebook, violence and responsibility. An app to bridge the political divide. Designing government data to be engaging. Locked out of your own YouTube account. And, why we need a nature fix.

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353: Addiction, failure, psychopaths

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How to identify and curb tech addiction and overuse. Why we should stop scrolling and start connecting. A tour through the Museum of Failure. A tax on robots. And, is Silicon Valley full of psychopaths?

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