EdTechSR Ep 290 Generative AI Art

Welcome to episode 290 (“Generative AI Art”) of the EdTech Situation Room from April 19, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) explored social media, AI, and EdTech, discussing the evolving nature of social media and its increasing reliance on algorithms. They voiced concerns about the autonomy of AI and the risks associated with AI-driven content, urging users to fact-check information. They also examined recent social media legislation in Arkansas and Utah, Netflix discontinuing its DVD service, China’s ban on rare earth metal exports, and a software update for the Curiosity Rover. The duo analyzed a documentary on AI integration in Google’s services, applauding its accessibility and the company’s ethical approach. They emphasized AI’s potential to influence various aspects of life and the importance of societal collaboration in adapting to its implications. (This summary was generated with www.summarize.tech and further edited / refined with ChatGPT 4.0.) The 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. This edited video / podcast summary was initially generated by AI using www.summarize.tech. Please follow @edtechSR on Twitter and @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon 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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  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: @neif@mastodon.cloud – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: @wfryer@mastodon.cloud – Twitter: @wfryer ) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. The Future of Social Media Is a Lot Less Social (New York TImes; 19 April 2023) gift link
  10. Bluesky’s CEO wants to build a Musk-proof, decentralized version of Twitter  (The Verge; 17 April 2023)
  11. 13-year-old dies from overdose after attempting TikTok challenge (WVTV, 17 Apr 2023)
  12. Twitter Suspends User For Sharing Washington Post Story About Pentagon Docs Leaker (TechDirt, 14 Apr 2023)
  13. Twitter Circle tweets are not that private anymore (TechCrunch, 10 April 2023)
  14. Arkansas passes social media law requiring age verification (Engadget, 12 Apr 2023)
  15. Inside the secret list of websites that make AI like ChatGPT sound smart (THe Washington Post; 19 April 2023) gift link
  16. Mind-blowing image reveals how AI art has progressed in 1 year (Creative Bloq; 5 April 2023)
  17. ChatGPT invented a sexual harassment scandal and named a real law prof as the accused (The Washington Post; 5 April 2023) gift link
  18. Why China Is Banning Rare Earth Metal Exports (Popular Mechanics, 17 Apr 2023)
  19. Curiosity Mars rover gets its latest interplanetary software patch (TechSpot, 17 Apr 2023)
  20. Netflix to bring down the curtain on its DVD-by-mail service (WBTV, 18 Apr 2023)
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: https://app.humanornot.ai/ 
  22. Wes’ Geek of the Week: [VIDEO] The AI revolution: Google’s developers on the future of artificial intelligence | 60 Minutes
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