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Location:

Toronto, ON

Networks:

CBC

Description:

Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

Twitter:

@sparkcbc

Language:

English

Contact:

CBC Radio: Spark P.O. Box 500, Stn. “A” Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6 416-205-7021


Episodes

The Spark guide to living, part 9: Artificial Intelligence

7/21/2017
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Will we soon welcome our robot overlords? Or is AI much more benign? Spark looks at the state of AI

Duration: 00:54:39


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

7/21/2017
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Technology allows us to connect more than ever. So why are so many people lonely?

Duration: 00:54:39


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

7/21/2017
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Algorithms govern our search results to what we see on Facebook. We examine the hidden impacts of technology.

Duration: 00:54:39


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

7/21/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:39


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

7/21/2017
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We look at how money and finance is being radically changed by technology

Duration: 00:54:39


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

7/21/2017
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The Spark Guide to Living looks at how technology has made living with disability easier and more manageable.

Duration: 00:54:39


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

7/13/2017
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We look at how technology has disrupted, enhanced, and hindered the entertainment industry.

Duration: 00:54:34


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

7/5/2017
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A look at how technology is changing music: the way we hear it, stream it, and make it.

Duration: 00:54:34


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

6/30/2017
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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

Duration: 00:54:34


361: Blessing robots, extended minds and more

6/23/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:31


360: language and diversity in the digital age

6/16/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:38


359: machines that smell sickness, sarcastic AI and more

6/9/2017
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Crowdsourcing happiness. Sarcastic AI. Protest and technology. Making music with code. Machines that can sniff out disease.

Duration: 00:54:38


358: moderation, persuasion, attention

6/2/2017
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Facebook's content moderation problem. Apple's lack of daycare. Dumb bots that improve office dynamics. And, online persuasion and the attention economy.

Duration: 00:54:33


357: audio tattoos, the malware scare and more

5/19/2017
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The future of ransomware. Ads that target your painful past. Tattoos you can listen to. And, has America become anti-innovation?

Duration: 00:54:43


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

5/12/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:44


355: Down and out in the digital economy

5/5/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:43


354: Social media, social ills

4/28/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:43


353: Addiction, failure, psychopaths

4/21/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:54:33


352: Baby boxes, internet health and more

4/7/2017
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Internet health. Baby boxes. 808 heartbreak. Frank Lloyd Wright's 3D revival. And, is tech becoming conceptual art?

Duration: 00:55:12


351: Search history for sale, bot talk and more

3/31/2017
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Search history for sale. Bots that develop their own language. Vision for the legally blind. And, what innovation means in Canada.

Duration: 00:55:05

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