Spark from CBC Radio

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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.

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.
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.
Crowdsourcing happiness. Sarcastic AI. Protest and technology. Making music with code. Machines that can sniff out disease.
Facebook's content moderation problem. Apple's lack of daycare. Dumb bots that improve office dynamics. And, online persuasion and the attention economy.
The future of ransomware. Ads that target your painful past. Tattoos you can listen to. And, has America become anti-innovation?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Internet health. Baby boxes. 808 heartbreak. Frank Lloyd Wright's 3D revival. And, is tech becoming conceptual art?
Search history for sale. Bots that develop their own language. Vision for the legally blind. And, what innovation means in Canada.
Vanishing skills in our digital society. Why there's still a lively market for feature phones in developing economies. And how the threat of automation and job destruction is overblown.
Resisting the self-improvement craze. Data analytics and the restaurant industry. Diplomatic digital relations. Sexism and Silicon Valley.
Google's hatred-fighting AI. How assistive tech can sometimes reinforce inequalities. No musical ability, no problem, there's an app for that. A personal assistant that answers exclusively in GIFs. And saying goodbye to the CEO for good.
The future of streaming, sharing, stealing and entertainment. A record- pressing robot helps bring back vinyl. An argument against Virtual Reality as an empathy tool. And, going random with Facebook reactions.
Technology that connects and isolates, the intricacies and unexpected outcomes of robot law, finding high art and compassion in virtual reality, and the "Godmother of VR" on the state of her industry.
Privacy implications of data-gathering medical technologies. Crypto parties get a new push thanks to rising data-mining fears. A new car service that connects drivers to riders directly. And, teaching AI to recognize sounds.
Music by computers, tips for millennials, trading through Bunz, and regulating the cutting edge of the financial industry.
The AI100 takes a long view on artificial intelligence research, why there are pop machines in your video games, teaching millennials about money, how the big banks are dealing with disruptions, and taking another look at the value of gold.
A proposal for shorter workdays. We ask the question. Getting credit through online shopping and social media. And the tech helping people send money back home.