290 episodes

Each week on The Feed @AmberMac and Michael B showcase the latest in the world of technology and social media with their SiriusXM CanadaTalks Channel 167 audience across North America

The Feed with Amber Mac & Michael B AmberMac Media

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Each week on The Feed @AmberMac and Michael B showcase the latest in the world of technology and social media with their SiriusXM CanadaTalks Channel 167 audience across North America

    Beyonce Is In On The Great Resignation Labor Trend & The Global Demand For Critical Minerals

    Beyonce Is In On The Great Resignation Labor Trend & The Global Demand For Critical Minerals

    We talk to Duncan Wood, VP for Strategy and New Initiatives at the Wilson Center, about the global battle to secure critical minerals like nickel, lithium and cobalt. Plus, JP Gladu, a prominent Indigenous business leader, joins us to discuss the roadblocks to accessing Canada's critical minerals, including solutions for a way forward. Also, we take a look at some hot tech for the sizzling days of summer. In Socially Speaking, we dive into the history of deliberate spreading of confusion and deceit known as agnotology and how it is affecting us today.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [09:15] Duncan Wood: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/ (wilsoncenter.org)
    [18:48] Apptastic
    [25:38] JP Gladu: https://mokwateh.com/ (mokwateh.com)
    [33:41] Hot Tech For Summer'=
    [43:54] Socially Speaking: The Deliberate Spreading of Misinformation

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 50 min
    RIP Microsoft Explorer & Teaching Plants To Communicate With Us To Produce More Crops

    RIP Microsoft Explorer & Teaching Plants To Communicate With Us To Produce More Crops

    Collision is underway this week and one Farm Tech company is teaching plants to communicate with humans to help improve crop yields. InnerPlant’s CEO and Co-Founder, Shely Aronov, joins us with more. Next, Alison Darcy, Founder and President of Woebot Health, explains the AI-powered chatbot that is capable of creating a therapeutic bond with users to help with mental health issues. Also, Manulife' Chief Information Officer, Shamus Weiland, reveals their plan to encourage more women to work in tech. Plus, we take a look at rad Dad gifts in tech.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [09:35] Shely Aronov: https://innerplant.com/ (innerplant.com)
    [16:51] Apptastic
    [24:19] Alison Darcy: https://woebothealth.com/ (woebothealth.com)
    [34:59] Shamus Weiland: https://www.manulife.ca/ (manulife.ca)
    [41:43] Rad Dad Tech Gifts

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 49 min
    TikTok's End to the Infinite Scroll & Supporting the 2LGBTQ2S+ Community in Tech

    TikTok's End to the Infinite Scroll & Supporting the 2LGBTQ2S+ Community in Tech

    Tech friend and expert, Marc Saltzman, joins us with the latest scoop on high-tech gifts for Dads and Grads. Plus, QueerTech is a Canadian non-profit that empowers the 2LGBTQ2S+ community to access the tech industry, advance their career, and launch tech businesses. CEO, Naoufel Testaouni, discusses their approach. Also, online hate is a growing problem and the Toxic Hush campaign is working hard to make sure that everyone is safe online. We have Shari Graydon to explain how. In Socially Speaking, we wonder if TikTok is the new TV.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [09:04] Marc Saltzman: https://marcsaltzman.com (marcsaltzman.com)
    [17:39] Apptastic: brought to you by https://www.ecobee.com/en-ca/ (ecobee)
    [25:51] Naoufel Testaouni: https://www.queertech.org (queertech.org)
    [33:26] Shari Graydon: https://www.sharigraydon.com (sharigraydon.com)
    [42:40] Is TikTok the new TV

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 50 min
    Elon Musk Wants Workers Back in the Office & Using AI To Predict Dementia

    Elon Musk Wants Workers Back in the Office & Using AI To Predict Dementia

    Israeli start-up, Beewise, is on a mission to save the bee colonies, which are decreasing at an alarming rate. Co-Founder and CEO, Saar Safra, joins us to explain more. Dr. Sina Habibi, co-founder and CEO of Cognetivity Neurosciences, reveals the AI tool that predicts dementia. Also, we crack into plant-based eggs with Eran Groner, CEO of Yo! Egg. Plus, Clinton May, Federal Strategist from Deepgram, explains how AI can improve astronaut training and support space missions by transcribing and analyzing international space station communication.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [08:34] Saar Safra: https://www.beewise.ag/ (beewise.ag)
    [17:37] Apptastic: brought to you by https://www.ecobee.com/en-ca/ (ecobee)
    [25:44] Dr. Sina Habibi: https://cognetivity.com/ (cognetivity.com)
    [35:39] Eran Groner: https://www.yo-egg.com/ (yo-egg.com)
    [43:41] Clinton May: https://deepgram.com/ (deepgram.com)

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 50 min
    Future of Smart Home Tech With ecobee & Travel Without Airplanes

    Future of Smart Home Tech With ecobee & Travel Without Airplanes

    We look at the future of smart agriculture tech with Benjamin Turner, the Chief Operating Officer of Agrimetrics. Plus, what would a world without flying look like? We talk to Jocelyn Timperley, author of an article in the BBC Future that examines a future without airplanes. Also, we speak to ecobee’s co-founder and CEO, Stuart Lombard about their energy-saving smart home products. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the social media war between Meta and TikTok.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [08:10] Benjamin Turner: https://agrimetrics.co.uk (agrimetrics.co.uk)
    [16:40] Apptastic: brought to you by https://www.ecobee.com/en-ca/ (ecobee)
    [24:30] Jocelyn Timperley: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200317-climate-change-cut-carbon-emissions-from-your-commute (BBC Future article)
    [32:34] Stuart Lombard: https://www.ecobee.com/en-ca/ (ecobee)
    [42:07] The Social Media War Between Meta and TikTok

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 51 min
    Down The Elon Musk Rabbit Hole & The End Of The Office As We Know It

    Down The Elon Musk Rabbit Hole & The End Of The Office As We Know It

    We speak to David MacLaren, Founder and CEO of MediaValet, about the task assigned by the Jane Goodall Institute to securely archive and manage over sixty years of their historic and present-day scientific research and conservation digital assets. Plus, we take a look at the proclamation from Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s CEO, that the office as we know it is over. Also, with the US Congress holding its first open briefing on UFOs in more than 50 years we turn to ufologist Jeremy Corbell to find out more. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Twitter’s new global disinformation policy and how it will work.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [08:46] David MacLaren: https://www.mediavalet.com/ (MediaValet)
    [16:53] Apptastic: brought to you by https://www.ecobee.com/en-ca/ (ecobee)
    [25:47] Brian Chesky: https://www.airbnb.ca/ (Airbnb)
    [34:25] Jeremy Corbell: https://www.extraordinarybeliefs.com/ (Extraordinarlly Beliefs)
    [44:34] Twitter's New Global Disinformation Policy

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

RJSJiffy ,

Awesome Podcast for the Office

We subscribe and listen in the office! Super relevant for a tech startup!

Jacob1235664346 ,

Great technology show

Amber and Michael are always informed with the latest trends and news in the technology industry. They are a pleasure to listen to!

The Silent Seller ,

Firs Rate Tech Show

I have listened to the first three episodes of this new series with AmberMac and Michael Bancroft and look forward to more. With so many places to get the tech news these two play well of each other and their producer and present excellent content. Amber Mac is a tech vet getting her feet wet way back in the early days with Razorfish when an iPhone was just a gleam in Steve Job’s mind. Her experience and depth of understanding that both she and Michael have brings a quality to the listener that surpasses many of the other options out there. I am so glad they started this show on Sirius and that I can get to hear Amber and Michael again on a regular basis,

Top Podcasts In Technology

Lex Fridman
Jason Calacanis
Jack Rhysider
Gimlet
PJ Vogt
NPR

You Might Also Like

Manscorp Media Services
CBC Podcasts
The Globe and Mail
Frequency Podcast Network
Tom Merritt
CBC Radio