September Resources and Updates
Keeping up with Generative AI/ChatGPT
🤖Generative AI/ChatGPT Resources
Generative AI and technologies like ChatGPT are rapidly transforming various facets of my professional life in academia, from research methods to classroom engagement. Yet, the wealth of information available can make it challenging to sift through what's relevant and reliable. Here are some of my go-to resources for keeping up with the latest AI news.
Thanks to Aaron P for turning me on to Ethan Mollick’s Substack, One Useful Thing. He also posts a lot of valuable resources on his LinkedIn Page.
This daily newsletter summarizes AI news and links to sources. This TTLDR AI is one of a few daily newsletters I will review from top to bottom. It is free to subscribers (you will see a link to a sponsor at the top of each email) and includes a lot of high quality.
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This daily newsletter is from the folks who publish the MIT Technology Review. The Download is free but not specifically about AI. However, as you might imagine, Generative AI/ChatGPT is the subject du jour. However, The Download often links to articles in the MIT Technology Review, which is paywalled (but worth paying for if you are in a technology leadership position).
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📥Recent Talks, News and Videos
I created some short YouTube videos that might interest you (these topics were not covered in this newsletter).
Fall Semester ChatGPT Policy Review: Four tips for students and faculty.
When is Using ChatGPT Just Plain Wrong
Apple Vision Pro
I also had the honor of being invited to appear on a couple of podcasts and TV shows.
On the DiffuseTap Podcast, I talked about how humanity experiences the internet worldwide, the government and corporate controls that limit our experiences, and the problems with centralized systems, be they open source or proprietary.
Radio Friends with Paul Pepper
With Paul Pepper, I discussed some of my advice to students and faculty regarding using ChatGPT. And, of course, we got in a Star Trek and “google lady” reference. 🤣
📆 Upcoming Talks/Classes 👨🏫
I will present a series of classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning institute at MU, where we will look at the technology that is behind the news and changing our world. Register through the Osher website.
Ripped from the headlines! Join Prof C as we explore the technology behind the day’s news and the technology making news. Together we’ll develop an understanding of technology’s profound role in shaping the world of politics, economics, sports and culture. Along the way, we’ll learn ways to think about technologically driven change and confront the ethical dilemmas posed by emerging technologies.
I will be presenting at the Women’s Network September Luncheon on September 21st about "AI and the future of work" with an eye to the impact of AI on the nature of work with a particular focus on ChatGPT. Details and registration will be posted here closer to the event.
As the boundaries of AI continue to expand, organizations and individuals face an unprecedented paradigm shift. ChatGPT and its cousins have the potential to reshape traditional job roles, enhancing productivity and fostering creative collaboration. And they might also be used for manipulation, fraud, and disinformation. Prof C will discuss the implications of AI-driven automation, the rise of hybrid human-machine teams, and how businesses are using ChatGPT's capabilities today.
I will be giving a short presentation at Columbia Rotary South, about “Fun and Failure with ChatGPT and it's cousins” at 7am on Oct 13th. This group meets at the Country Club of Missouri (CCMO), 1300 Woodrail Ave, Columbia MO 65203. Let me know if you want to join and be my guest.
TEDxMissouriS&T hosts Solve for X on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Leach Theatre in Rolla, MO, and I will be presenting “Calculating the Cost of the Sky”. A full list of speakers and links to purchase tickets can be found here.
If you need a program or talk for your organization or company, please let me know.