EdTechSR Ep 277 Generative AI Alarms

Welcome to episode 277 (“Generative AI Alarms”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 22, 2022, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed artificial intelligence developments and controversies, the ongoing Twitter dumpster fire, TikTok security concerns, and a facial recognition headline from New York which sounds like a headline from China. Rumors of third party iOS app stores coming to Europe soon, and the punishment FTC fine of Epic games were also highlighted. Geeks of the Week included “Hotel Tonight” and #edtechSR tagged posts on Mastodon by Wes. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central / 7 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!


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  8. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Jason is collecting AI and Education Articles on Wakelet
  10. Canva Magic Write: https://www.canva.com/magic-write/ 
  11. Fotor AI Image Generator: https://www.fotor.com/features/ai-image-generator/ 
  12. AI writer: https://lex.page/
  13. Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find (NY Times, 2 Dec 2022) – #GiftLink
  14. Should You Leave Twitter for Mastodon? (Ethan Zuckerman, 7 Nov 2022)
  15. TikTok personality journalists continue to rise (Nieman Lab; December 2022)
  16. Warner: Parents should be ‘very concerned’ about TikTok (The Hill; 20 November 2022)
  17. Senate votes to ban TikTok use on government devices (The Hill; 14 December 2022)
  18. TikTok privacy and security – Is TikTok safe to use? (Kaspersky)
  19. Algorithm Warfare: How Elon Musk uses Twitter to control brains (George Lakeoff Substack, 14 Dec 2022)
  20. Mastodon 101 from Jeff Jarvis (YouTube)
  21. Mastodon Tips – 30 min screencast tutorial (Wes’ blog, 21 Dec 2022)
  22. “Facebook downranks content that links to other sites on the internet.” (via Cory Doctorow)
  23. Shadow Banning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_banning
  24. Face Recognition Tech Gets Girl Scout Mom Booted From Rockettes Show — Due to Where She Works (NBC New York; 19 December 2022)
  25. Apple is reportedly preparing to allow third-party app stores on the iPhone (The Verge; 13 December 2022)
  26. iPhone app sideloading? Developers can’t agree whether it’s a blessing or a disaster waiting to happen (iMore; 20 December 2022)
  27. Epic Games fined $520 million in FTC’s Fortnite privacy case (Axios, 19 Dec 2022)
  28. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Hotel Tonight
  29. Wes’ Geek of the Week: My #edtechSR tagged posts on Mastodon
Alarm” (CC BY 2.0) by chilliam.wen

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