Posted on October 31, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Tech Policy   Leave a comment on President Biden’s new plan to regulate AI

President Biden’s new plan to regulate AI

President Biden hands his pen to Vice President Harris after signing the Artificial Intelligence Safety, Security, and Trust executive order on October 30, 2023. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Now comes the hard part: Congress. Since the widespread release of generative AI systems like ChatGPT, there’s been an increasingly loud call to regulate them, given how powerful, transformative, and potentially dangerous the technology can be. President Joe Biden’s long-promised Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of … Continue reading “President Biden’s new plan to regulate AI”

Posted on October 31, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Tech Policy   Leave a comment on Why Norway — the poster child for electric cars — is having second thoughts

Why Norway — the poster child for electric cars — is having second thoughts

A Tesla charging station in Skei, Norway. The country has the world’s highest rate of electric car adoption. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images Electric cars are crucial, but not enough to solve climate change. We can’t let them crowd out car-free transit options. OSLO, Norway — With motor vehicles generating nearly a 10th of global CO2 emissions, governments and environmentalists around the world are scrambling to mitigate the damage. In wealthy countries, strategies often revolve around electrifying cars — and for … Continue reading “Why Norway — the poster child for electric cars — is having second thoughts”

Posted on October 27, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on ParentGPT will answer your parenting questions now

ParentGPT will answer your parenting questions now

The AI chatbot will talk to you about things like breastfeeding, discipline, and divorce. When a parent turns to the internet or social media for guidance about their child’s experiences or behavior, they often reach a delicate tipping point. With the right amount of actionable, useful advice, that parent can feel relieved and less alone. But too much information, from sources that feel overwhelming …

Posted on October 26, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on PBS KIDS embraces AI to launch new era of children's educational TV

PBS KIDS embraces AI to launch new era of children's educational TV

AI-assisted characters, like those coming to PBS' 'Lyla in the Loop,' are a new kind of virtual teacher. From the personalized compassion shown in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street, to the direct-to-camera problem-solving found in millennial favorites like Dora the Explorer and Blue’s Clues, children’s educational television presents the young viewer and the main character as equals. And in their mission to effectively engage young children on …

Posted on October 25, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Google can help you fact-check photos. Here's where to start.

Google can help you fact-check photos. Here's where to start.

From a simple reverse image search to fact-checking APIs. As the 2024 election nears and AI-altered media continue to generate buzz online — and distort the perception of reality — digital consumers have an urgent need to add easily accessible fact-checking notices and tools to their misinformation toolkit. Fortunately there are plenty of them online, and you don’t …

Posted on October 23, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on I spent a month with the 15-inch MacBook Air – it made me ditch Windows for good

I spent a month with the 15-inch MacBook Air – it made me ditch Windows for good

After spending weeks with this MacBook, I get it now. The 15-inch M2 MacBook Air just converted me – and I’m never going back. I’ve been a Windows stan for nearly two decades, but after testing both PCs and MacBooks over the years, it’s clear which one reigns supreme – and it ain’t nothin’ Microsoft is putting out. My first …

Posted on October 23, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Canva launches free AI 'Classroom Magic' tools for educators

Canva launches free AI 'Classroom Magic' tools for educators

Canva for Education users will have access to student-safe AI and thousands of other classroom resources. Canva is releasing a new classroom-focused suite of AI tools, designed to assist time-strapped educators with lesson planning, content editing, document reformatting, image and text editing, multilingual lesson support, and accessibility checking. Available now to Canva’s more than 50 million education users, the graphic …

Posted on October 20, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on A 'predator' can easily target teen streamers on Twitch, say researchers

A 'predator' can easily target teen streamers on Twitch, say researchers

The researchers could find streamers believed to be minors on Twitch within 12 seconds. The popular gaming platform Twitch may be a “paradise” for bad actors set on manipulating teen streamers, according to new research that observed how youth users appeared on and engaged the platform. It can take as little as 12 seconds to find someone who appears to be a minor …

Posted on October 20, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on 6 ways to make hiring more accessible

6 ways to make hiring more accessible

Expand the applicant pool and support higher rates of employment for people with disabilities. It's a win-win. Historically — whether due to institutionalized discrimination, inaccessible working environments, or pandemic-propelled layoffs — people with disabilities have struggled to retain stable employment. Even in periods of higher nationwide employment, these groups record much lower job rates. According to the <a …

Posted on October 18, 2023November 22, 2023Categories Social good   Leave a comment on Snapchat and Inspirit team up to build augmented reality STEM lessons

Snapchat and Inspirit team up to build augmented reality STEM lessons

Snap's AR lenses get a science expansion. Snapchat lenses, one of the general public’s most readily accessible augmented reality (AR) offerings, may soon be an extended learning option for teachers and students, as the company announces a new STEM curriculum incorporating the app’s popular AR. The announcement is a collaboration …