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 12, 2014 | 51:38Quirks and Quarks The Solar System Gets Wetter, plus Beetles Carry That Weight, and, Childhood Poverty Changes Your Biology - 2014/04/12 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Solar System Gets Wetter, plus Beetles Carry That Weight, and, Childhood Poverty Changes Your Biology - 2014/04/12 Apr 12, 2014 | 51:38Enceladus' Ocean, Geese Put Their Heart Into Flying, Poverty Erodes DNA In Children, As Strong As A...Beetle?, What Puts The Bend In Bone, Whale Sets Deep Diving Record.
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.