The Tech Jawn

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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Companies Crying Over Billions

Microsoft’s Copilot calls itself the Joker and suggests self-harm to a Meta data scientist. Tesla must face a class-action lawsuit from nearly 6000 Black workers for racial discrimination at its Fremont, CA, plant. Apple was hit with first-ever EU fine totaling nearly $2 billion five years after Spotify complained about its App Store practices. And…

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Google’s Gemini Really Is Color Blind

Google hits the pause button on Gemini’s ability to generate images of people after a backlash to it creating historical depictions of white people as people of color. Tyler Perry halts plans of his $800 million studio expansion after seeing what could be done with Sora, OpenAI’s text-to-video generation engine. The FTC has cracked down…

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Give Me My Data Money – The Tech Jawn 118

Shomax, an African streaming service has dethroned Netflix for the top spot in the motherland and all but made Amazon Prime Video quit with its vast library of local content. Many early adopters of the Apple Vision Pro have returned their devices citing reasons from discomfort to a lack of applications Social media platforms that…

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Credit Checking Dating Apps

Meta won’t algorithmically share political content with you in Threads from accounts you don’t already follow.  The question is do we trust  Meta to determine what content is and is not political? Score is a new dating app conceived at last year’s AfroTech and requires you to have a credit score of 675 or better…

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An Apple Vision Pro Review With Lamarr Wilson

Although things aren’t as bad as last year, layoffs at big tech companies are dominating the news.  Tech hiring at companies generally not thought of as tech companies, however, can’t seem to happen fast enough. Big tech, particularly, social media companies was on trial last week.  CEO’s from Meta, TikTok, X, Snap, and Discord testified…

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Black Twitter Is Not Bothered By X

Apple announced plans for alternative iPhone and iPad app stores in the EU, but, developers still feel some kind of way. Should linear television be concerned about live events moving to streaming platforms like Netflix and Peacock? Google Deepmind proposes a new AI to assist doctors with wellness checks.    And Black Twitter is not bothered…

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OpenAI Says Naw To GPT Girlfriends – The Tech Jawn 113

Meta will stop treating teens like adults by curbing harmful material and reducing unwanted interactions from their Facebook and Instagram timelines. Peacock’s AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins is the most viewed live-stream event in U.S. history.  OpenAI removes military application limits, bans the use of its tools in…

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