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The Fifth Estate The Deepfake

AI-manipulated video has become so sophisticated that words can literally be put into people's mouths...and it's virtually impossible to tell the difference. Mark Kelley explores how it's done and its profound implications. It's not all fun and games, however. The U.S. Defence Department is looking at how to protect itself against the "weaponization" of this creation.
  • 2018
  • 00:22:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2020

CBC Docs POV The Internet of Everything

The internet is now everywhere. It’s a part of how we drive our cars, flush our toilets and even keep an eye on our sleeping babies. We have wholeheartedly embraced the convenience of connected “smart” objects without fully understanding the potential consequences to our health, our communities and the planet.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

The National Scientists develop an app that tracks how COVID-19 mutates person-to-person

Computer scientists at Toronto's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have developed an app that can track how COVID-19 is mutating as it spreads from person-to-person, allowing for the potential to predict outbreaks and even design vaccines.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/02/2020

Panorama Smartphones: The Dark Side

People are all increasingly glued to their smart phones and consumed by social media, but why? Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson tracks down tech insiders who reveal how social-media companies have deliberately developed habit-forming technology to get people hooked. A former Facebook manager tells the programme: 'Their goal is to addict you and then sell your time' and the creator of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:29:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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Wiih'teh Technology (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Ever since phones were installed in the homes of Eeyou Istchee, Crees have been inventing new words to describe new forms of communication and computing technology. In this episode, Mary and Betsy quiz Pakesso Mukash, gamer and DJ, about what to call the tech tools and toys that are now part of our daily lives.
  • 2020
  • 00:19:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

News in Review - December 2019 Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

Fake news, also called disinformation or misinformation, is a term we hear over and over again. But what is fake news, exactly, and how can we spot it? Disinformation usually appears on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or may be sent via messaging apps. But misleading information or so called "fake news" often unravels with a little digging. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Chess game: Man vs. machine

We visit New York to trace the story of man versus machine, Gary Kasparov against IBM’s Deep Blue, in a chess game that gripped the world.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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News in Review - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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The Code Fractal geometry in nature and digital animation

Marcus du Sautoy describes how fractal geometry can be used to describe natural objects, and how it is used in digital animation. Trees use the simple rule of trying to maximize surface area, and this is something that can be simulated mathematically to give a very realistic result. Mandelbrot explored this fractal property of infinite complexity in his work, which ...
  • 2011
  • 00:05:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Code Using patterns in Google searches to predict flu outbreaks

Marcus du Sautoy explores how internet searches are building up a huge database of linked information which can then be mined for patterns. Visiting Google’s offices, he sees this at work and reveals just how closely Google can predict flu outbreaks, even before hospitals have begun to need to respond to them. Flu kills hundreds of thousands each year, but ...
  • 2011
  • 00:04:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Search engines

The term 'search engine' is explained through everyday activities and events. Computer Head is trying to find a single item in a pile of hay and is doing this by going through all the individual strands of hay. His friend Ada suggests that a search engine would be the best way to search through lots of items to find the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Online safety

The practicalities of how to stay safe online are explained through everyday activities. A teenage girl, Ada, is sitting next to her friend CH (Computer Head), CH starts going through Ada’s purse and here we begin to learn about keywords such as malware and phishing. We also learn about the dangers of placing images on social media and how quickly ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer What is decomposition?

A teenage programmer discovers how decomposition works through trial and error. She tries asking her computer to go shopping for her but he doesn't understand. She realizes she has to break down the task into a list of simple instructions to follow. With a clear set of ordered instructions, the computer goes to the shop, collects the items, pays for ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Searching algorithms

The concept of a searching algorithm is explained through everyday activities and events. The characters are a teenage girl (Ada) and her friend Computer Head (CH). Ada interacts with CH and teaches him, and us, the concept of a searching algorithm. Ada uses keywords in her explanation to CH and shows how, if he had to search through a massive ...
  • 2016
  • 00:02:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Bias and Reliability

The concept of bias is explained through everyday activities. A teenage girl, Ada, asks her friend Computer Head (CH) an everyday question which is open to bias. She then looks at the results obtained from search engines and how some sites can be biased. Teacher notes: You could use this video to discuss what we can look for when using ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Sorting algorithms

A teenage programmer (Ada) is sorting through photos to put them into an album, and this is proving to be a very long and laborious task. She then thinks of using a sorting algorithm and enlists the help of her friend CH (Computer Head). They decide to apply the steps of the sorting algorithm to organize the photos and place ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Checking your algorithm

A teenage programmer evaluates the instructions she's written to tell her computer how to mop the floor. She checks if they're in the right order, if she's included all the steps, and if her instructions are precise enough. She tests them after each change to see if there is anything she has forgotten. Teacher notes: Units of measurement can be ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Pattern recognition

A teenage programmer is giving her computer instructions on making a sandwich. She realizes that the pattern of slicing and layering are repeated – and finds this useful in writing her code. She uses a similar set of slicing and layering instructions to try to get the computer to make her dessert – with less success. Teacher Notes: Jumping off ...
  • 2016
  • 00:02:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer What is abstraction?

A teenage programmer finds out how to use abstraction in programming. She gives instructions to her "computer", a human figure with a monitor for a head. She asks him to let people in for a dance audition, only choosing those who can dance and want to dance. Because she doesn't specify in her code that the dancers have to be ...
  • 2016
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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How to Think Like a Computer Algorithms

A teenage programmer creates an algorithm to teach her computer a dance routine. An algorithm is a clear sequence of instructions with a start, a finish, and usually some decisions in the middle. They can be expressed in a flow chart. The computer only makes mistakes if there are mistakes in the instructions.
  • 2016
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National Why teens aren't getting enough sleep

A number of U.S. school boards plan to start classes later so students will be more alert. CBC's Duncan McCue revisits the stories of the young and the sleepless.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National Canadians, politicians targeted by foreign interference, electronic spy agency says

Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in this fall's federal election — and the meddling is already underway, according to a new report from the federal electronic spy agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
  • 2019
  • 00:03:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Cellphone ban coming to Ontario classrooms

Cellphones will be banned in Ontario classrooms starting at the beginning of next school year, but questions remain about how the ban will be enforced.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

News in Review - March 2019 Huawei Arrest: Canada Caught in a Political Tug of War

The arrest of a top executive from Chinese company Huawei has placed Canada in the middle of a political tug of war. In December 2018, Canadian authorities detained Meng Wanzhou at the Vancouver airport at the request of U.S. law officials. Meng is the daughter of the founder of Huawei, the largest technical communications company in the world. She remains ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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The National Can a law really stop fake news?

India, the world's biggest democracy, heads to the polls in just a few months. It's a country where fake news has actually killed people, something the government is looking to stop by making the dissemination of fake news against the law. But can a law actually stop fake news?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019