The Tech Jawn

Deepfakes for Good? – The Tech Jawn 131

Political deep fakes are a thing in India, they generally aren’t nefarious, and most politicians approve.  They probably need to do a better job at making sure folks know they are indeed fake, however. The latest iOS update, version 17.5, appears to in some instances resurface deleted content, including deleted nudes users thought were gone…

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What Aren’t We Using Bots For? The Tech Jawn 130

Developer season is upon us with Google I/O kicking off, and, tech pettiness is on full display.  Apple announced iOS 17.5 and there are rumors that ChatGPT is coming to iPhone. OpenAI took petty to trolling with an event Monday, the day before I/O, with a brand new version of its generative AI bot called…

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Get That Community College AI Degree – The Tech Jawn 129

By the time you hear this Apple’s Let Loose iPad Event has happened.  Here is all the new iPad hotness we think is going to be announced. The Supreme Court of The United States really wasn’t interested in hearing why Elon Musk thinks he no longer needs a “Twitter Sitter” to approve all of his…

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Get Your TikTok “Ish” Together: The Tech Jawn 128

The Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to ban non-compete agreements for most employees allowing workers to switch jobs or start their own businesses more easily. A Baltimore area gym teacher has been arrested for using AI to make a deep fake recording of his principal making racist and antisemitic comments. Gunshot detection…

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Don’t Allow Your Thumbprint To Snitch:  The Tech Jawn 127

It appears that a lot of folks repeatedly sign up and cancel streaming services based on there being content on them we want to watch, and, they have a name for us. Serial Churners. The potential TikTok ban is picking up steam again as a revised bill mandating TikTok parent company ByteDance divest its US…

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Fiber Already Trippin’ – The Tech Jawn 126

Hybrid work appears to be here to stay. Millennials are making it clear that they have no intention of returning to the office 5 days per week.  Artificial Intelligence will allow artists to perform digitally long after they’ve passed away.  The bigger question is how will the content be licensed and distributed. X may start…

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All About AI: The Tech Jawn 125

New York City’s city governance chatbot instructs citizens to break the law in some cases and government officials are a bit miffed journalists are telling the public about it. A University of North Georgia student says she was falsely accused of using AI to write a paper when she in fact only used Grammarly to…

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Talking Tech With Dr. Tonya M. Evans

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences illustrates how AI fails to detect depression signs in social media posts by Black Americans as compared to their white counterparts.  Joel Bervell, a.k.a., the Medical Mythbuster, has been saving lives by tackling racial and gender disparities in healthcare via social media. X…

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Must TikTok Divest or Be Banned?

The Federal Government is really pushing hard for TikTok to be sold.  There is overwhelming bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, The President will sign a bill if it comes across his desk, and the full court press is on in the Senate. Apple is in talks with Google to let Gemini Power AI…

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Give Black Twitter Its Flowers

Congress and the Whitehouse appear to be for real for real contemplating banning TikTok in the US if its parent company, ByteDance, does not sell the social media platform to a company based outside of China. Trump supporters attempt to swoon Black voters with AI-generated images of President Trump surrounded by Black people. Will Black…

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