Professional explorer and #1 national best-selling author Adam Shoalts joins us to discuss his famous solo expeditions to some of the most remote places on Earth, including his latest adventure and his new bestselling book, The Whisper on the Night Wind: The True History of a Wilderness Legend.
It’s the fascinating story of a century-old wilderness legend from the Labrador wild and Shoalts’s attempt to unravel it.
Anybody Watching? Ethical Dimensions of Health Monitoring in the Era of Advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Rapid development in artificial intelligence (AI) is gradually changing how patients, consumers, and health systems detect, monitor, and/or prevent disease development and progression.
This presentation explores how interpersonal and socio-systemic conditions shape the cultural meanings of personal responsibility, healthy living/aging, trust, and caregiving. These norms in turn structure the ethical space within which expectations regarding predictive analytics, risk tolerance, privacy, self-care, and trust relationships are expressed.
Using examples in AI-powered home health technologies and direct-to-consumer health tracking devices, this presentation explores ethical strategies for developing responsible and responsive AI health monitoring technologies.
During the 1950’s Canadian Aerospace engineers developed a fighter jet that was more advanced and more capable than any similar aircraft being produced in the USA or Europe. Then, before it entered serial production, it was cancelled.
Tim Speed’s presentation will explore the reasons for the development of the Avro Arrow, the political and geopolitical environment of the time and the circumstances that led the government of the day to cancel the project and the destruction of completed airframes and documentation.
Dr. Williams will discuss how innovations emerging from new fields of science will transform how cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated in our post-pandemic world.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor of the famous Hubble Space Telescope, has finally launched and is ready for science!
The Webb Telescope, a 6.5m infrared telescope, is without a doubt one of the most complex machines ever built by humanity and the largest telescope ever sent to space.
Thanks to Webb, we now have the capacity to see farther than ever in our Universe, peer through the cosmic dust sprinkled throughout galaxies and discover and study new alien worlds. This project is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.
Climate Change: Meeting the Moment will reveal the surprising history of climate science, critical events leading to the current climate emergency and will offer, through vivid illustrations, some of our most promising solutions — many of which are already underway.
We’ll take a closer look at why a clean-energy transition is crucial to handing the next generation a more livable future, and how to be a more effective communicator on climate issues.
The proliferation of fake news has many questioning the legitimacy of journalism in the digital age, but Jeremy Copeland argues that the real threat to a functioning democracy comes from so many people on both sides of the political spectrum living in news bubbles.
Algorithms created by media giants like Apple, Facebook and Google have replaced traditional gatekeepers in deciding what the public needs to know.
While people are overloaded with information, most are only exposed to a narrow range of viewpoints. They have unwittingly locked themselves inside invisible news bubbles.
The current way of consuming news is leading
Communities are not suited to an aging population and indeed, isolation, and transportation are going to be problematic, indeed, they already are.
One of the challenges, I have argued before, is that people staying in detached homes in car-dependent suburbs for as long “as they would like to” is actually part of the problem – the other part is that we don’t have good alternatives to staying in car-dependent suburban environments nor do we have trusted pathways to get viable alternatives.
Staying in a car-dependent, low-density, low-service environment could curtail the length of time that people can live independently in