Author Archives: Amber Mac

Top 4 Apps for a Healthy 2021

So far, 2021 is looking a lot different than other years, so to make your days a little bit easier and to start some healthy habits, here are some new-and-improved apps to eat better, shop local, stay calm, and stop doomscrolling. 1. Get Healthy: WW App… Read More

VACCINES: How They Are Made & Why They Work

Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an infectious disease physician who you have probably seen on the nightly news. In today’s episode, we discuss how vaccines are made, why we should trust them, and what to do about social media misinformation. Plus, in today’s essay, I share why we might want to… Read More

Smart Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and we’re spending more time in our houses this winter, so we’ve gathered together some great smart home gift ideas for you and your loved ones. Whether it’s your mom, dad, siblings, or kids, we’re sure you’ll find something to love below. Genius… Read More

PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU: Demystifying the COVID Alert App

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and COVID Alert Advisory Co-Chair Jean-Francois Gagne join me to discuss how the country’s exposure notification app can help us protect ourselves – and each other – during this second wave of COVID-19. We explain how this technology works, why it’s safe, and where it’s… Read More

ALGORITHMS: Why We’re Hooked Hard on Social Media

Alex Kantrowitz, the author of Always Day One and host of the Big Technology Podcast, joins me to discuss why algorithms are a lot like junk food without the regulation. To further discuss the societal impact of artificial intelligence systems, AI Now Institute Co-founder Meredith Whittaker shares what we need to know… Read More

EDUCATION: Unpacking a Back-to-School COVID-19 Crisis

Higher education futurist Bryan Alexander on pandemic problems on campus and K-12 strategist Dwayne Matthews on why COVID-19 is accelerating the future of learning. Or listen to our EDUCATION episode on your favorite podcast network through the links below…… Read More

Future of Dairy Farming: Automation & AI

I recently spent the day on a dairy farm west of Toronto to learn more about the bright future of agriculture. I’ve been talking about AgTech for the past couple of years, especially when exploring the advantages of artificial intelligence relative to how we get our food. I was pleasantly… Read More