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Addicted to your phone? (2017) [Streaming Video]

Smart, V. (Producer). CBC

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Companies are using science and artificial intelligence to keep you hooked, but tech insiders reveal to the Marketplace team how you can curb the urge to constantly stay connected. Plus they track a family's device usage over several months and reveal the staggering results — from the eight-year-old son, the teenage daughters to the parents. And reporter David Common tests how his cognitive efficiency changes when he hears that familiar "ping" on his cellphone.

Using artificial intelligence to help you learn a new language

Using artificial intelligence to help you learn a new language (2019) [Streaming Video]

Charles, R. (Journalist). CBC

If you've ever tried learning a new language, you know how hard it is just to get the basics down, never mind holding a real conversation. A group of Toronto researchers is trying to change that by using a smartphone application with artificial intelligence that can even understand bad accents.