Apr 13, 2014 | 13:12Spark Autonomous car ethics Audio
Spark Autonomous car ethics Apr 13, 2014 | 13:12Self-driving cars could reduce human errors that cause accidents, but crashes will still happen. Transportation research scientist Noah Goodall discusses whether cars can be programmed to make ethical decisions in cases where an accident is unavoidable.
Apr 13, 2014 | 18:22Spark Uploading your mind Audio
Spark Uploading your mind Apr 13, 2014 | 18:22Philosopher Anders Sandberg argues that in the future, we can emulate brain function on computers and that consciousness will emerge out of that. But philosopher Evan Thompson argues learning and cognition require a body.
Apr 13, 2014 | 8:26Spark Robot code of ethics Audio
Spark Robot code of ethics Apr 13, 2014 | 8:26Laurel Riek is a roboticist based at Notre Dame University. She discusses the unique ethical challenges around designing robots, and proposes a code of ethics to govern human-robot interaction.
Apr 13, 2014 | 9:33Spark Brad the toaster Audio
Spark Brad the toaster Apr 13, 2014 | 9:33What if your toaster gossiped about you behind your back? Interaction designer Simone Rebaudengo imagines a world of "needy" products that want nothing more than to be used.
Apr 6, 2014 | 16:05Spark Chris Redlitz and Kenyatta Leal on The Last Mile Audio
Spark Chris Redlitz and Kenyatta Leal on The Last Mile Apr 6, 2014 | 16:05Kenyatta Leal spent nearly 19 years in San Quentin prison. Along with venture capitalist Chris Redlitz, he's a founding member of The Last Mile, a program that trains prisoners about to be released in paid internships at Silicon Valley tech startups.
Apr 6, 2014 | 5:20Spark Lynn Hargrove on securing your smartphone Audio
Spark Lynn Hargrove on securing your smartphone Apr 6, 2014 | 5:20Canadian security company Symantec ran an experiment to find out what exactly happens to our smartphones when they're lost or stolen. Lynn Hargrove explains how the results of The Honey Stick Project can help us better secure our phones.
Apr 6, 2014 | 8:39Spark Rashik Parmar on making change happen Audio
Spark Rashik Parmar on making change happen Apr 6, 2014 | 8:39Building "smart cities" requires a lot of technical sophistication, but IBM's Rashik Parmar argues that you can have all the technical tools you want; you won't succeed in making smart cities without the all-too-human quality of trust.
Apr 6, 2014 | 10:15Spark Simon Head on mindless efficiency Audio
Spark Simon Head on mindless efficiency Apr 6, 2014 | 10:15Many companies use Computer Business Systems (CBSs) to micromanage the tasks of employees in the name of efficiency. In his new book, Mindless, Simon Head argues that this practice may be deskilling workers in the process.
Mar 30, 2014 | 10:17Spark T.L. Taylor on live-stream video games Audio
Spark T.L. Taylor on live-stream video games Mar 30, 2014 | 10:17Websites where you can watch other people play video games, have really taken off in the past few years. M.I.T researcher T.L. Taylor explains the rise of video game spectating, and what it says about the future of media consumption.
Mar 30, 2014 | 10:05Spark Dan Misener on Windows XPiry Audio
Spark Dan Misener on Windows XPiry Mar 30, 2014 | 10:05On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will officially end technical support for Windows XP. Spark producer Dan Misener explains what this means for businesses and individuals, and what they can do to protect themselves.