EdTechSR Ep 314 Tech Giants’ AI Race

Welcome to episode 314 (“Tech Giants’ AI Race”) of the EdTech Situation Room from December 20, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed the rapid advancements and implications of AI technologies, particularly the intensifying competition among tech giants in the AI space. The episode delved into the latest developments in AI-powered tools and services, exploring how these innovations are reshaping the landscape of information access, content creation, and digital interaction. Additionally, the conversation touched on the ethical and societal challenges posed by these technologies, including concerns about privacy, misinformation, and the potential for misuse. Amidst these discussions, the show also highlighted the importance of media literacy and critical thinking skills in navigating the increasingly AI-driven world. “Geeks of the Week” included the Vivaldi web browser, “Seven Things We Learned Analyzing 515 Million Wordles” by the New York Times, and Vanity Fair’s ”  and Inside The New York Times’ Big Bet on Games.” 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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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Cheating Fears Over Chatbots Were Overblown, New Research Suggests (New York Times; 13 December 2023)
  10. ‘Art will never be the same’ | Charlotte artist has her work stolen by AI (WCNC Charlotte, 20 Dec 2023)
    1. https://haveibeentrained.com 
  11. Microsoft Copilot is Getting GPT-4 Turbo, New DALL-E 3 Model, And More (Thurott; 5 December 2023)
  12. YouTube is Autogenerating Videos for Songs Advocating the Expulsion of Muslims from India (Bellingcat, 16 Oct 2023)
  13. Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real (404 Media, 18 Dec 2023)
  14. EdTechSR Post-Production Custom GPT
  15. Magic School AI
  16. Google’s Notebook LM
  17. Marketing giant ‘admits it listens to your conversations to sell targeted ads’ (Search Engine Land; 15 December 2023)
  18. Google Search Trends 2023
  19. The Disturbing Impact of the Cyberattack at the British Library (New Yorker, 19 Dec 2023)
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Vivaldi Web Browser
  21. Jason’s Geeks of the Week: Seven Things We Learned Analyzing 515 Million Wordles (NYT; 17 December 2023) Gift link for that NYT article: https://bit.ly/48veCy9  and Inside The New York Times’ Big Bet on Games (Vanity Fair; 19 December 2023)
EdTechSR Ep 314 Tech Giants’ AI Race” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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