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Busrides is a product of the CSPS Digital Academy, and a destination created to deepen your understanding of everything digital and government.

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Topic: Accessibility

A Roadmap to Digital Accessibility

Digital accessibility means making websites, social media, mobile apps, and electronic documents easy for everyone to use, including those users who have visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities.

4 days ago5 min read

Topic: Data

A Closer Look at Women and Data

Far too often, women (and transgender and non-binary individuals) are simply left out of research. This is concerning because data is (or should be) how we assess needs, design products and allocate resources.  

18 days ago5 min read

Topic: Digital Transformation

Legacy Information Technology in the Public Service

In the federal public service, legacy IT systems continue to play an important role in day-to-day operations.

a month ago9 min read

Topic: Security

Outsmarting Social Engineering

In cyber security, social engineering refers to a group of techniques used by threat actors to breach systems by targeting people with access to those systems, instead of targeting the system itself.

a month ago5 min read

Topic: Trending Technology

Bridging the Gap: Unraveling the Digital Divide

The digital divide refers to the gap between individuals or communities that have access to modern information and communication technologies (ICT) and those that do not.

2 months ago5 min read

Topic: Trending Technology

Immersive Technologies Explained

Immersive technologies reside along a continuous scale ranging between the completely real and the completely virtual world, which encompasses all possible variations and compositions of real and virtual objects.

2 months ago7 min read

Topic: Trending Technology

Using Large Language Models (like ChatGPT) in the Federal Public Service

Large language models like ChatGPT make predictions based on patterns they observe in the data. Specifically, these models try to predict which words are likely to come next in a conversation or written passage. With enough training data, LLMs can produce responses that seem natural and coherent.

3 months ago6 min read

Topic: Design

Behavioural Insights: Taking Service Design to the Next Level

The behavioural insights (BI) approach integrates principles taken from psychology, cognitive science and social science into the policy-making process.

3 months ago6 min read

Topic: Trending Technology

5G Explained

Preceded by 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G, 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks. Since 2019, 5G has started transforming how people live, work and play.

4 months ago7 min read

Topic: Trending Technology

Dialing Down the Heat with Machine Learning

More recently, experts have adapted ML algorithms in the fight against climate change.

4 months ago7 min read