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The National Not your average tech company: What is Huawei and why it matters

Meng Wanzhou, deputy chair and CFO for the Chinese tech giant Huawei, is reportedly wanted by the United States for allegedly contravening U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. This, however, isn't the first time the tech giant has been under scrutiny internationally for its close ties to the Chinese government.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

The National Using artificial intelligence to help you learn a new language

If you've ever tried learning a new language, you know how hard it is just to get the basics down, never mind holding a real conversation. A group of Toronto researchers is trying to change that by using a smartphone application with artificial intelligence that can even understand bad accents.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

News in Review - November 2018 Censoring Online Information: The Right to be Forgotten

The internet is a tool for accessing information about others. But once online, those stories live on forever. False or incorrect reports about individuals online can tarnish reputations, damage families and upturn careers. Some countries have legislation to help with that. It’s called the right to be forgotten. But Canada doesn’t have this legislation. And it’s got some people calling ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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The National The growing influence of AI and technology

Artificial intelligence could eventually replace human relationships as AI is developed to understand people better than fellow humans. Author Yuval Noah Harari spoke to Rosemary Barton about how technology is influencing our daily lives.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Canadian startup uses AI to reduce job interview bias

A Canadian startup is using artificial intelligence to try to reduce bias in the hiring process. CBC News visited Knockri's headquarters to find out more about the promises its technology makes and the challenges it faces.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Canadian tech used in repressive countries for censorship

Canadian company Netsweeper is under fire for its technology that can help repressive countries around the world censor the Internet for millions of users. The technology was born as a tool to help schools and libraries protect vulnerable users — now it's being sold and implemented at the network level in countries with dubious human rights records.
  • 2018
  • 00:11:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

The Weekly Zeynep Tufekci on Facebook's business model

Socio-technologist Zeynep Tufekci says Facebook’s business model is problematic. She tells the CBC’s Wendy Mesley that your data can be used to identify your politics and your personal weaknesses – even if you have never disclosed it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

The National Quantum computing power leap

For all the heralded advances, computers basically run much the same as they did seven decades ago. They've gotten smaller, faster, with more storage, but they continue to run on a language of ones and zeros. Now the world's first commercially available quantum computers are taking those ones and zeros to a level of computing power that has never before ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

Marketplace Are your apps spying on you? Apps and your privacy

When you download popular apps, you could be giving companies permission to do a lot more than you think — to track your location, read your texts, access your photos, even access your microphone and camera. Are you really prepared to say yes to all those permissions? With help from data developers, the Marketplace team creates a horoscope app to investigate how ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

The National Teaching Coding Through Robotics

A team of Harvard engineers has come up with a fun way to get kids hooked on coding. Starting with simple pictograms, students set responses to certain stimuli that determine the movements of a robot named Root. When they become comfortable working with pictures, the program introduces text-based coding. With this tool, even children who don't yet know how to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 1

In the first episode of CBC Arts' Disrupting Design, host Matt Galloway looks at innovations in academic architecture (the new Student Centre at Ryerson University), bicycle design (the electric Revelo Flex), and programmable matter (interactive flying microbots callede BitDrones).
  • 2016
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

News in Review - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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The National How Data Mining is Changing Political Campaigns

Canvassing door to door, a time-honoured ritual of any political campaign, is more than it appears. It's a candidate's chance to press the flesh, of course, but increasingly, it is the entry point for data mining, which is how parties collect as much data as they can about you and your voting intentions. Analytics is fast becoming an essential tool ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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Doc Zone Roboticize Me Classroom Favourites

A robot revolution is upon us. And it’s guaranteed to change the way we see ourselves. Robots have become our colleagues, even our companions. Some look like animals or toys. But others look disturbingly like us. All of them have been developed to act like us, feel and think like us. Why? What’s driving our need to develop intelligent and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/01/2015

News in Review - February 2015 Sony Hack

When cyber-terrorists hacked the computer system of one of Hollywood's largest film companies, they exposed damaging emails to the public. They also demanded a stop to the release of a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Was North Korea responsible? And what does this kind of breach mean for the security of any country?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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Desjardins Vignettes Protecting your identity

It's very important to protect personal information such as your name, address, email address and password, as they can be used to identify you.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded

There's a lot of buzz about 3D printing — guns! skin grafts! pizza in space! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, 3D printers, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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Marketplace Can You Hack It?

Marketplace reveals how big stores are hacked for personal information more often than we're told. From a street corner in downtown Vancouver, Wendy Mesley enlists the help of an internet security expert to do what hackers do easily every day — that is, grab your personal information out of thin air. Vulnerability to this crime is a major concern for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:19:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Getting Gouged By Geeks

Their dorky company names and their cute little cars give off an air of friendly, helpful competence. But do the people who make computer house calls actually know what they're doing? As Erica Johnson's hidden-camera investigation reveals, most of the time the answer is "no". The Marketplace team modified a computer to simulate a common hardware failure. Then they called in the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Chaos, Science and the Unexpected

This documentary is an in-depth look at how supercomputers and computer graphics have opened up a new vista for scientists as they seek to plot and predict the shapes and forms of nature. Scientists and mathematicians are now using computer graphics to produce visual representations of natural phenomena, to determine what is predictable and what is random – to explore ...
  • 1990
  • 00:45:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Hackers

Whatever anyone may claim, there is no defense against computer hackers — those people who get into places you thought were safe. This program takes a journey into their world to see what they're capable of doing — the young hacker who stole thousands of credit card numbers and then bragged about it on Internet radio; the one who hacked ...
  • 2000
  • 00:47:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Scammed

There’s a new scam making the rounds on the Internet. An e-mail from a major company, like VISA, E-Bay or PayPal, arrives in your inbox. The e-mail asks you to confirm your personal information by clicking on a link. Although the web site looks legitimate, it’s not. The e-mail, as well as the web site, are fakes created by crooks ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013