EdTechSR Ep 329 Apple’s AI Move

Welcome to episode 329 (“Apple’s AI Move”) of the EdTech Situation Room from June 26, 2024, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (aicentrist.com) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (wesfryer.com) discussed a variety of technology topics through an educational lens. Key discussions included Apple’s recent advancements in AI, their strategic decisions regarding AI integration, and the implications for educational technology. The episode also covered the ongoing challenges with tech privacy, the evolving digital divide among students regarding access to AI tools, and innovative applications of AI in social media. “Geeks of the Week” included Jason’s recommendation of Notion, a comprehensive note-taking and organization app, and Wes’s highlight of a family audio preservation project using digitized tapes from 1972. Our show was live-streamed and archived on YouTube Live via StreamYard.com.(Facebook changed their live streaming policies, so unfortunately we can’t live stream there until we get at least 100 likes on our Facebook page!) 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. It’s Time to Believe the AI Hype (Wired, 17 May 2024)
  10. Microsoft Provides Update on Recall, Addresses Complaints (Thurott.com, 7 June 2024)
  11. Google is Working on a Recall Feature for ChromeOS (Thurott.com, 6 June 2024)
  12. OpenRecall
  13. AIs are coming for social networks (The Verge, 18 June 2024)
  14. Introducing Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system that puts powerful generative models at the core of iPhone, iPad, and Mac (Apple PR)
  15. What are all these Apple executives doing with their legs? (WaPo, 14 June 2024) – paywall free version
  16. OK, fine, here’s Apple Intelligence (Jason Snell @ Six Colors, 13 June 2024)
  17. The iPhone Is Now an AI Trojan Horse (The Atlantic, 10 June 24) – paywall free version
  18. The iPad’s new Calculator actually might have been worth the 14-year wait (Macworld, 10 June 2024)
  19. SpaceX’s Starlink May Be Keeping the Ozone From Healing, Research Finds (Futurism, 15 June 2024) – Related CustomGPT story
  20. Wesley’s Geeks of the Week: 1972 Christmas Audio Letter (on YouTube) with analog tape photoSteven Johnson & Michael Specter on the Future of Life (27 April 2023)
  21. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Notion… wow.
EdTechSR Ep 329: Apple’s AI Move” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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