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#TheFeed: LinkedIn; Screen Time; & COVID Alert App

TF234: New York Times author, Ashanti Martin, explores how social media platforms like LinkedIn handle content addressing racism in the workplace. Plus, filmmaker and Webby Award founder, Tiffany Shlain, on the benefits of screen-free days and her new book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get… 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

#TheFeed: Virtual Training; PitchMe; & Willow

TF233: Steve DiPaola, Professor at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University, discusses training healthcare workers in correct PPE use via advanced virtual training simulations. Plus, PitchMe CEO and co-founder, Dina Bayasanova, is swapping traditional resumés for AI matching based on an applicant’s soft and… Read More

Apple October 2020 iPhone 12 (+ HomePod Mini) Event

Apple’s October 13, 2020, event took a slightly different form than usual, with the opening focusing on the smarthome-capable HomePod Mini before continuing on to cover the four new iPhone 12 models. I’ll note here that the new iPhones are all 5G capable, but since few of us currently have… Read More

#TheFeed: fuelService; ZeniMax Media; & Samsung

TF232: Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the fuelService Canadian Ambassador, David Onley, joins us to discuss fuelService’s recent Canadian launch and explain how the app assists drivers with mobility challenges. Plus, Microsoft’s XBox team purchased ZeniMax Media. Bloomberg News’ tech reporter Dina Bass reveals how the tech giant will be… 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

#TheFeed: Volocopter; Big Tech; & Incredible Health

TF231: Reserve your ticket for the first ride in the Volocopter’s public electric air taxi. CEO Florian Reuter joins us to talk about how their urban air mobility company took flight. Plus, we have tech executive, entrepreneur, investor and author, Maëlle Gavet, to provide her take on how big… 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 our EDUCATION episode on your favorite podcast network through the links below…… Read More

#TheFeed: Future of Work; Coding; & Better1

TF230: What does the Future of Work look like? Ericsson’s Head of ConsumerLab, Jasmeet Sethi, joins us with answers, including how we can prepare. Plus, we learn how teacher and Digital Literacy Coach, Stacey Bernier, fosters excitement for coding amongst kids and teachers alike. Also, the founder and CEO of… Read More