EdTechSR Ep 293 AI’s Ethical Implications

Welcome to episode 293 (“AI’s Ethical Implications”) of the EdTech Situation Room from May 10, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) discuss the use of remote workers to improve generative AI tools such as ChatGPT. Although these tools require human intervention to provide feedback and improve error outputs, the use of often underpaid workers in developing countries raises ethical concerns. The hosts also explore potential AI tools for grading and providing specific feedback to students and the limitations of these tools. They also look at the implications of AI technology on children and the challenges it poses to teachers and parents. They discuss the integration of Chat GPT into Microsoft and Google Search, the limitations of human creativity, and the importance of precise and accurate directions to AI systems. In addition, Jason and Wes discuss the recent cyberattack by Kremlin-based hackers, Turla or Snake, on various countries’ communications and critical infrastructure. This attack was successfully countered by US Security Forces using a solution comparable to Stuxnet. The importance of multi-factor authentication (MFA) in cybersecurity was emphasized, and other security measures like zero trust principles, identity governance, and secure MFA enrollment were recommended to decrease the risk of loss. The hosts also highlighted the use of Pass Key Only by tech companies like Google and Microsoft and recommended the use of physical keys to log in, especially for high-level targets, to avoid hacking. Useful resources for educators were also shared in the Geek of the Week segment. (AI Attribution: This podcast / video summary was initially generated with summarize.tech and slightly edited.) 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. 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. Edtech Chegg tumbles as ChatGPT threat prompts revenue warning (Reuters, 2 May 2023)
  10. [PODCAST] I Was There When: AI reached a crossroads on with Gary Marcus (#InMachinesWeTrust, 26 April 2023)
  11. ChatGPT is powered by a hidden army of contractors making $15 per hour (TechSpot; 8 Mat 2023)
  12. Next Level Prompting Strategy: Ethan Mollick (via Twitter) Plan-and-Solve Prompting: Improving Zero-Shot Chain-of-Thought Reasoning by Large Language Models (ARXIV)
  13. Can Artificial Intelligence Help Mitigate Grading Bias? (Government Technology; 8 May 2023)
  14. The Future Isn’t Prompt Engineering (Ethan Mollick, Twitter; 6 May 2023)
  15. OpenAI Used Kenyan Workers on Less Than $2 Per Hour to Make ChatGPT Less Toxic (Time, 18 Jan 2023)
  16. AI machines aren’t ‘hallucinating’. But their makers are (Guardian – Naomi Klein, 8 May 2023)
  17. Secret Room Inside Popular Game (Counter Strike) Contains Independent Journalism about Ukraine Russia War (hs.fi, May 2023?)
  18. Call Me Maybe (Made by Google Podcast; 10 April 2023)
  19. Announcing the next wave of AI innovation with Microsoft Bing and Edge (Microsoft Blog; 4 May 2023)
  20. Has Multi-Factor Authentication Failed Us? (PC Magazines; 26 April 2023)
  21. How one of Vladimir Putin’s most prized hacking units got pwned by the FBI (ArsTechnica, 10 May 2023)
  22. Passwordless Google accounts are here—you can now switch to passkey-only (ArsTechnica, 10 May 2023)
  23. Jason’s Geek of the Week: edtechbooks.org
  24. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Simple Signage App (works with AppleTV, JAMF & Google Slides!) – Wes’ ChatGPT Stories Wakelet
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