EdTechSR Ep 316 AI Legislative Insights

Welcome to episode 316 (“AI Legislative Insights”) of the EdTech Situation Room from January 10, 2024, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (aicentrist.com) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com/after) discussed a range of topics focusing on the intersection of technology, education, and policy. Key discussions included the latest developments in AI legislation and its impact on educational technology, in-depth analysis of current tech trends, and thoughtful debates on various EdTech policies. The episode also delved into the broader implications of AI on educational practices and the dynamics of digital education. ‘Geeks of the Week’ included the Everyday AI Podcast, Beeper (software which integrates multiple chat apps) and the AI Resource Guides from EdTech PlayDate CLT. 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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  7. Jason Neiffer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@neif) – aicentrist.com – blog: blog.ncce.org
  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. In case you missed it, ChatGPT rival ‘Copilot’ is now on iOS and Android (Mashable; 2 January 2024)
  10. The New York Times Sues Microsoft, OpenAI for Copyright Infringement (Thurott; 27 December 2023)
  11. Exposing the Rotten Reality of AI Training Data (Podcast, Tech Policy Press, 31 Dec 2023)
  12. Google settles $5 billion privacy lawsuit over tracking people using ‘incognito mode’ (ABC News, 29 Dec 2023)
  13. Facebook, Instagram block teens from sensitive content, even from friends (ArsTechnica, 9 Jan 2024)
  14. AirTag saves Christmas, tracks down luggage stolen from Charlotte airport (Apple Insider, 29 Dec 2023)
  15. Apple Just Broke a Tradition It Held for 12 Years (Mac Rumors; 1 January 2024)
  16. Column: Meet the most dangerous quack in America (LA Times, 9 Jan 2024)
  17. Tips for sorting online fact from fiction (NPR KUOW, 3 Jan 2024)
  18. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Everyday AI Podcast
  19. Wes’ Geek of the Week: BeeperAI Resource Guides (PlayDateCLT)
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