EdTechSR Ep 328 AI Copyright Clash

Welcome to episode 328 (“AI Copyright Clash”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 5, 2024, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (aicentrist.com) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com) discussed a variety of pressing topics in the realm of educational technology. Key discussions included the controversy surrounding AI-generated voices and copyright, highlighted by the recent Scarlett Johansson incident with OpenAI. They delved into the implications of AI ethics, focusing on the balance between technological advancements and ethical considerations in education. The hosts also explored the potential and challenges of AI companions, reflecting on how these technologies might shape future interactions and relationships. Additionally, they discussed practical strategies for integrating AI tools into educational settings, emphasizing the importance of responsible usage and the evolving landscape of AI legislation. “Geeks of the Week” included Fireflies.ai, an advanced AI meeting notetaker recommended by Jason, and Google’s Gemini Prompting Guide 101, highlighted by Wes as a valuable resource for effective AI prompts. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow our @EdtechSR page on Facebook, @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, 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. OpenAI, Google DeepMind’s current and former employees warn about AI risks (Reuters, 4 June 2024)
  10. Perplexity AI’s new feature will turn your searches into shareable pages (TechCrunch; 5 June 2024)
  11. Kai Fu Lee Interview with Fortune Magazine
  12. Lawyers say OpenAI could be in real trouble with Scarlett Johansson (The Verge; 22 May 2024)
  13. Exactly how stupid was what OpenAI did to Scarlett Johansson? (The Washington Post; 21 May 2024)
  14. TechLife – Dating a ChatBot (BBC Sounds, 4 June 2024)
  15. Chat GPT “DAN” (and other “Jailbreaks”)
  16. Display of a captured wolf in a Wyoming bar brings outrage (NPR, 1 June 2024)
  17. A Perspective on Meta’s Moderation of Palestinian Voices (Tech Policy Press Podcast, 26 May 2024)
  18. Lawsuit argues Call of Duty helped Cause the Uvalde School Shooting (ArsTechnica, 29 May 2024)
  19. What Doge Taught Me About the Internet (OpEd, New Yorker, 5 June 2024)
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: https://fireflies.ai/ https://www.make.com/en https://www.notion.so/notes
  21. Wesley’s Geeks of the Week: https://history.wesfryer.com/ Google’s “Prompting Guide 101” My Mastodon Lists
EdTechSR Episode 328: AI Copyright Clash” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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