ChatGPT a ‘landmark event’ for AI, but what does it mean for the future of human labour and disinformation?

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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Date: December 19th, 2022 Link: Note: there is also a 19 minute podcast at this location that you could use as an assignment before or after class Discussion Just this weekend I was talking to a current MIS student who said the following:“I was assigned to write an essay on… Read more »

DeepMind Builds AI That Codes as Well as the Average Human Programmer

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Source: Extreme Tech Date: December 19th, 2022 Link: Discussion For me, the best use of this article is a class discussion around what it means when you can just ask an AI to write code for you.Good prompt questions are: “Does this mean you don’t yourself need to know how to code?”“Is this similar,… Read more »

How the ABBA Voyage Concert changes live music, forever

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This video explores what ABBA’s Voyage Concert means for the future of live music. Is ABBA Voyage, the concert, going to change live music, forever? Billed as an “immersive experience” that blurs “the lines between the physical and digital”, this new series of ABBA Voyage concerts uses state of the art “motion capture technology” to… Read more »

Can the new AI tool ChatGPT replace human work? Judge for yourself

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ChatGPT is artificial intelligence chatbot software capable of writing poems, college-level essays and even computer code. Experts say the software highlights how far AI has come in just a few years, while still spotlighting concerns around accuracy. Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Date: December 14th, 2022 Link (also includes 2 minute video): Discussion ChatGPT is… Read more »

An Introduction to the CSRD

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To many, the CSRD will be a game changer in ESG reporting. But what is it, who will it affect, and when does it come into force? This introduction breaks it all down.  What is the CSRD? The CSRD is the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.  First proposed in April 2021, this new EU legislation developed… Read more »

K-pop: The rise of the virtual girl bands

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: December 14th, 2022 Link: Discussion As of December 14th, 2022, the most watched YouTube video of Eternity has 6.4 million views.What are some issues that a business should consider when using entirely digital characters to make money? What are other applications of this AI technology?

Why mourners are opting to scatter ashes by drone

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A former RAF pilot has started a business in which he scatters the ashes of loved ones from a drone. Christopher Mace, founder of Aerial Ashes, said he was inspired to start the venture after scattering the remains of ex-service personnel at sea during his time in the forces. The option is being offered to… Read more »

You may be having a problem with the economy, but Salesforce sure isn’t

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If you’re a regular reader of the tech and business press, it’s been painting a pretty gloomy economic picture recently, with a tendency to accentuate the negative. There’s inflation and layoffs and supply chain problems. None of that seems to be affecting Salesforce though, which just had itself a fine quarter along with a bright revenue and profit forecast. Earlier this week,… Read more »

How human-like are the most sophisticated chatbots?

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Source: York University in Toronto Date: December 6th, 2022 Link to BBC article about York University’s SAVY chatbot: Discussion Why aren’t chatbots more widely deployed? For instance, it is very likely that your university doesn’t have one. Why is this? What are some of the issues with chatbots?