EdTechSR Ep 296 Home Media Options

Welcome to episode 296 (“Home Media Options”) of the EdTech Situation Room from May 31, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed different home media options including Chromecast, Apple Homepod, and the WalMart $20 Onn streaming box. and They also delved into the fascinating realm of AI, illustrating its transformative effects on a multitude of sectors like healthcare, finance, entertainment, and transportation. They navigated the complexities of the privacy concerns surrounding AI, highlighting the delicate balance between harnessing the power of AI and safeguarding personal information. The conversation naturally transitioned into the significance of AI in everyday life, demonstrating its influence from movie recommendations on Netflix to shopping suggestions on Amazon. The discourse then shifted to the widespread adoption of AI by businesses, underscoring the productivity and efficiency gains that AI promises by automating routine tasks. As a teaser for the next week, the hosts hinted at an upcoming discussion on how tech titan Apple is navigating the AI landscape. Our 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 and @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon 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 partly generated with ChatGPT4 using youtubetranscript.com and the ChatGPT-specific chunking program chatgpt-prompt-splitter.jjdiaz.dev. (Full ChatGPT conversation available. It was actually not inclusive of our non-AI topics, so this final version was substantially edited.)


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  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif – Twitter: @techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer Twitter: @wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Walmart’s $20 Onn Streaming Box
  10. A.I. Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ Industry Leaders Warn (NYTimes, 30 May 2023) – Gift Link
  11. Spotlight: AI Myths and Misconceptions (Your Undivided Attention Podcast, 11 May 2023)
  12. The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions (MIT Technology Review; 6 October 2022)
  13. Here’s What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT (NY TImes; 27 May 2023) Gift Link
  14. Google has officially stopped supporting the first-gen Chromecast (Engadget, 31 May 2023)
    1. Good alternative: Walmart ONN Android TV Box
  15. Ex-Googler Answers Why Google Search is Getting Worse (Search Engine Journal; 30 November 2022)
  16. Surgeon General Warns That Social Media May Harm Children and Adolescents (The New York Times; 23 May 2023) Gift link
  17. How to Enable Advanced Data Protection on iOS, and Why You Should (EFF, 17 May 2023)
  18. Apple Plans to Launch More Than Just Its New Headset at WWDC (Bloomberg; 16 April 2023)
  19. Europe is ready to crack down on loot boxes and exploitative game mechanics (PC World, 18 Jan 2023)
  20. Loot boxes in online games and their effect on consumers, in particular young consumers (European Parliament’s committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, July 2020)
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: NOLEJ AI
  22. Wes’ Geek of the Week: GIS for CLT (Wakelet) and comingtothetable.org

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