The children's musician Raffi on fighting fascism, supporting Black Lives Matter, taking piano lessons at 75, and the science of writing children's music. Plus: why he's not answering the Augmented Reality call on Bananaphone 2.0
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Real AI for Risk Prediction
30:04Canada’s biggest life insurance company has seen a lot of change in its history. Not since the invention of the adding machine a year after Manulife first opened its doors in 1887 has the company had a more powerful tool at its disposal. And this tool predicts the future.
Real AI for Missing Children
25:21Every parent knows the heart-stopping experience of losing sight of their child at a park or that first time they go out into the world with their friends. More than 30,000 children disappear every year, and while most of them are found within 24 hours, time is critical for investigators compiling the case. Missing Children Society of Canada is leveraging artificial intelligence to comb through social media accounts looking for critical clues in a race against the clock. Our Michael Hainsworth spoke to @MCSCanada's @AmandaRightNow and Microsoft's @WirelessLife to learn how #RealAI is being used to reunite families.
Real AI for Healthcare
36:19Real AI is being used today to help stop a killer in its tracks, one that will claim 25% of Canadians in their lifetimes. At BC Cancer in Vancouver, Doctor Sam Aparicio says he has “huge optimism” over the role artificial intelligence is playing in cancer research and precision treatment. Meantime, AI is being used to make hospitals more efficient for patients, families, and staff.
Real AI For Agriculture and Climate Change
17:45"We're eating the planet to death," we're warned. But Real AI is being used today to fight climate change while feeding more of us more efficiently. Terramera's Karn Manhas and Ranveer Chandra of Microsoft show Michael Hainsworth how artificial intelligence is being used for the good of the planet and its people.
Real AI for Sustainability in the Public Sector
32:15Artificial Intelligence is being deployed to protect the environment by cleaning up abandoned mines, determining the best locations for electric vehicle charging stations, and keeping cheating appliances off the electrical grid. At Natural Resources Canada, Vik Pant is leading the charge, but he can’t do it alone. “That's not something that can be done humanly at any scale,” he says. There’s simply too much data to wade through.
Geeks & Beats Announcement
1:19Big news from the world's most popular podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth!
Series Finale Intern Appreciation Livestream
1:16:36COVID-19 killed Geeks & Beats. While Alan and Michael are still healthy, so is the demand for business to business podcasts and a documentary series. Join The Internet's Favourite Dad, Brittlestar, as he hogs the virtual open bar while we thank members of the World's Worst Intern Program one last time as we talk about 8 years of The World's Most Popular Podcast (with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth)
Raffi vs. Fascism, Black Lives Matter, and Augmented Reality
33:12The children's musician Raffi on fighting fascism, supporting Black Lives Matter, taking piano lessons at 75, and the science of writing children's music. Plus: why he's not answering the Augmented Reality call on Bananaphone 2.0
Neil Peart and the Apple Announcement
29:39Rush fans don't need to be told Neil Peart is a percussive hero, but on what would have been his 68 birthday. A Chinese smartphone maker eclipses Apple after Cupertino fails to release a new iPhone. And an American fighter pilot claims aliens have committed an act of war. Wait, what?
The Elmo is Back
31:34It’s finally happening: A beloved Toronto music venue, the El Mocambo, is coming back to life, palm tree lights and all. Delayed by COVID-19 and the cruel hands of fate, the El Mo will livestream its first concert on September 10, a performance from Big Wreck on the venue’s second-floor stage.