The Current

The Current for May 25, 2022

Today on The Current: Mass shooting at Texas elementary school prompts anguished calls for gun control; upgrading Canada’s infrastructure to cope with extreme weather events; and how a video game with artificial intelligence could help diagnose depression.
Nahlah Ayed hosts Wednesday's episode of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Nineteen children and two teachers have been killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school, prompting anguished calls for action on gun control. Guest host Nahlah Ayed speaks with Matt Houston, a reporter at KENS 5 in San Antonio; and Taylor Pettaway, a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News.

Plus, a powerful storm wreaked havoc across Quebec and Ontario last weekend. We speak with Mario Zanth, mayor of Clarence-Rockland, Ont., about how his community is coping; and ask Joanna Eyquem of the University of Waterloo's Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation how Canada's infrastructure can be upgraded to cope with extreme weather events.

And could a video game equipped with artificial intelligence help diagnose mental health issues like depression? Neuroscientist and CEO Emilia Molimpakis tells us about the diagnostic tools that her company, Thymia, is working on; and psychiatrist Dr. David Gratzer and clinical psychologist Dr. Sean Kidd discuss the promise and pitfalls of deploying technology and AI in mental health care.

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