EdTechSR Ep 313: Navigating AI Regulations

Welcome to episode 313 (“Navigating AI Regulations”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 13, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed a range of topics central to the intersection of technology and education. The conversation highlighted significant developments in artificial intelligence, focusing on the ethical implications and social impact of these advancements. They explored the role of AI in educational contexts and the importance of digital literacy, especially for younger audiences. The episode delved into the latest technological innovations, particularly those in AI and related fields. Neiffer and Fryer also discussed the critical aspects of policy and regulation surrounding AI, addressing new laws and their potential impact on both education and society at large. The influence and role of social media platforms in education were scrutinized, underlining the need for effective digital literacy and safety practices. In addition to these discussions, “Geeks of the Week” included the DotSocial Podcast by Mike McCue, VCam for Mac (Beta), and a post about “Using LLMs locally on iPad or iPhone.” Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!


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  9. Google’s Gemini Looks Remarkable, But It’s Still Behind OpenAI (Bloomberg; 7 December 2023)
  10. Google admits AI viral video was edited to look better (BBC; 8 December 2023)
  11. Imagen 2 on Vertex AI is now generally available (Google Blog)
  12. Gemini now live for developers with free access via Google AI Studio (9 to 5 Google; 13 December 2023)
  13. Google’s MakerSuite
  14. Grok is a woke, crypto-loving insult comic according to X users (Mashable; 9 December 2023)
  15. This A.I. Subculture’s Motto: Go, Go, Go (New York Times; 10 December 2023) – 🎁Link
  16. EU AI ACT CHEAT SHEET (Oliver Patel via LinkedIn; 11 December 2023)
  17. The EU Just Passed Sweeping New Rules to Regulate AI (Wired, 8 Dec 2023)
  18. Threads will let you push fact-checked posts further down your feed (The Verge; 13 December 2023)
  19. Threads starts testing ActivityPub support for integration with Mastodon and more (9 to 5 Mac; 13 December 2023)
  20. ‘Problematic pockets’: How Discord became a home for extremists (Washington Post, 12 Dec 2023) #GiftLink
  21. Parent and consumer groups warn against ‘naughty tech toys’ (NPR, 13 Dec 2023)
  22. Local police should not be your go-to source for iPhone safety news (Vox; 29 November 2023)
  23. Now Microsoft PowerPoint for the web can add videos with closed captions (THe Verge; 13 December 2023)
  24. Microsoft is Launching an Extended Security Update Program for Windows 10 (Thurott.com; 5 December 2023)
  25. Plot Twist: Windows 10 Extended Security Update Program is Coming to Consumers Too (Thurrott; 5 December 2023)
  26. Google’s App Store Is an Illegal Monopoly, Says Jury in Epic Trial (Gizmodo, 12 Dec 2023)
  27. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: DotSocial Podcast by Mike McCue: “ActivityPub and the End of Walled Gardens, with Evan Prodromou”Introducing VCam for Mac (Beta)
  28. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Using LLMs locally on iPad or iPhone
EdTechSR Ep 313: Navigating AI Regulatio” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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