Jan 18, 2015 | 14:12Spark Can an A.I program be a criminal? Audio
Spark Can an A.I program be a criminal? Jan 18, 2015 | 14:12Recently we've seen examples of bots that can buy illegal substances online or that spit out defamatory tweets. But can an artificial intelligence program be a criminal? Can a robot? Ryan Calo thinks robotics will soon require its own legal framework.
Jan 18, 2015 | 6:27Spark The Internet of Emotional Things Audio
Spark The Internet of Emotional Things Jan 18, 2015 | 6:27The Withings Home smart monitoring features something called "cry recognition." In his blog post Emotion and the Internet of Things, Scott Smith wonders if the rush to commercialize these technologies will trivialize human emotion.
Jan 18, 2015 | 9:55Spark These gadgets are always listening Audio
Spark These gadgets are always listening Jan 18, 2015 | 9:55A new wave of consumer electronics for the home are programmed to answer your questions or alert you if something sounds out of the ordinary. Michael Casey helps us understand the trend towards gadgets that are always listening.
Jan 11, 2015 | 3:04Spark Mom, stop posting photos of me online! Audio
Spark Mom, stop posting photos of me online! Jan 11, 2015 | 3:04Over the holidays, like most of the time, Spark producer Michelle Parise took a lot of photos of her 7-year-old daughter, Lola. So she was shocked when Lola took issue with how many photos her Michelle was posting online.
Jan 11, 2015 | 53:59Spark 271: Life-changing passwords, hilarious bots, connected toothbrushes and more Audio
Spark 271: Life-changing passwords, hilarious bots, connected toothbrushes and more Jan 11, 2015 | 53:59How changing your password can change your life, why our brains respond to positive affirmations, posting photos of kids online, oddities from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, hilarious bots and how algorithms create a black box society.