EdTechSR Ep 295 Generative AI Tools in Education

Welcome to episode 295 (“Generative AI Tools in Education”) of the EdTech Situation Room from May 24, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) offered insights into the intriguing world of AI, generative tools, and educational technology. They delved into the remarkable accessibility and affordability of AI tools, which is empowering individuals and small businesses to innovate at an unprecedented scale. The duo pondered the consequences of AI-generated content, stressing the importance of critical evaluation to discern the veracity of information while recognizing the potential for both positive utilization and nefarious exploitation. The conversation transitioned to the trailblazing capabilities of OpenAI’s GPT-3, with the hosts eagerly awaiting its successor, GPT-4. They showcased OpenAI’s API, which enables developers to harness GPT’s prowess for their applications. The hosts also spotlighted temp-mail.org/en/, a nifty tool to create temporary email addresses to avert unwanted communication. Dr. Neiffer shared that he can be reached via Twitter as “@techsavvyteach,” and also on Blue Sky, while Wes Fryer is accessible at wesfryer.com/after. Furthermore, they announced that the EdTech Situation Room is a weekly podcast, normally airing on Wednesday evenings at 9 PM Eastern Time. Before wrapping up, they urged the audience to immerse themselves in generative AI tools, especially in areas of personal expertise, to unravel their implications. Stay savvy, stay safe, and continue exploring the boundless horizons of educational technology! The show is live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechSR on Twitter for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: This summary was generated with ChatGPT4 using the ChatGPT-specific chunking program chatgpt-prompt-splitter.jjdiaz.dev. (Full ChatGPT conversation available.)


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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer Twitter: @wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. The government can’t seize your data — but it can buy it (TechCrunch; 21 May 2023)
  10. The True Cost of a Free TV – Telly TV (Wired, 17 May 2023)
  11. YouTube Will Start Showing 30-Second Unskippable Ads (Cord Cutter News; 17 May 2023)
  12. Google will start deleting inactive accounts after two years (ArsTechnica, 16 May 2023)
  13. Market dips briefly after AI image of fake explosion near Pentagon goes viral (The Hill; 22 May 2023)
  14. Newspaper Apologizes For Accidentally Running Deranged Ai-Generated Article (The Byte/Futurism; 16 May 2023)
  15. Using AI to Implement Effective Teaching Strategies in Classrooms: Five Strategies, Including Prompts (SSRN; 24 March 2023)
  16. On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots:Can Language Models Be Too Big? (Association for Computing Machinery, 2021)
  17. Fact Check Team: How will Montana’s TikTok ban work? (NBC Montana; 24 May 2023)
  18. Flipboard becomes first app to support Bluesky, Mastodon and Pixelfed all in one place (TechCrunch, 23 May 2023)
  19. Meta slapped with record $1.3 billion EU fine over data privacy (CNN, 22 May 2023)
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: The Seamless Clipboard
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: https://temp-mail.org/en/
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