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Our founding fathers knew that a free press was essential to our representative democracy. Under the protection of the First Amendment, journalists can safely criticize our government and our elected officials… but who holds the media to account? The Mirror Awards honor the reporters, editors, and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit. Continue Reading →
YouTube has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and Crash Course to create Study Hall, an affordable onramp to earning college credit. Starting today, students can sign up for four “College Foundations” courses that start on March 7, 2023, and offer eligibility for transfer credit. Continue Reading →
We know that OpenAI (the company behind ChatGPT) is working on a pricing plan, and some users are reporting that they’ve been granted access to a pro tier that costs $42 a month. Fans of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" know this number well. In the book, the answer to the "Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything" is 42, which makes me wonder if the final pricing will be announced on May 25. More importantly, I have been wondering if ChatGPT is, in fact, a pseudonym for Deep Thought. (Apologies to non-Douglas Adams fans.) Continue Reading →

How AI Might End the World

What possible safeguards could be (or have been) put in place to prevent a bunch of mischievous teenagers (and I'm being careful to choose my words here) from crafting some very nasty code? Continue Reading →

GPT-4 is Still a Rumor

People should listen closely to Sam Altman when he speaks about AI. We are all amazed by the productivity increases enabled by GPT 3.5 and ChatGPT, but speculating about the capabilities of GPT4 is just dumb. We'll know when we know. Continue Reading →
At the 2023 World Economic Forum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the WSJ that the company will incorporate AI (such as ChatGPT) into all of its products. This raises a question: Do you wait to learn to use the version of ChatGPT that's built into Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), or will you start learning how to use native ChatGPT right now? Continue Reading →
M3GAN has been a box office smash, grossing nearly $60 million in its first two weekends on a $12 million budget. The movie follows a robotics engineer at a toy company who builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own. This raises the question: Could M3GAN be real? Continue Reading →

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