Podcast: The Tech Jawn

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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Florida Bans Social Media Until You’re 16

The U.S. Department of Justice and 15 states accuse Apple of monopolizing the smartphone market in a landmark antitrust lawsuit.  Online recruiting site Glassdoor abruptly changed its terms of service and has started adding users’ personally identifiable information to their profiles without consent.  Florida Governor Ron Desantis signs a bill preventing children under 14 from…

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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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The SnobOS / Tech Jawn Feed Takeover

Hey Folks, Robb Dunewood from The Tech Jawn here. Let me first wish everyone a Happy New Year and let you know that the crew from the Tech Jawn is off this week with our normal recording day falling on Monday.  We didn’t want your feeds to be empty so we’re doing a feed drop…

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Interview With “The CEO Of Tech Unboxings”, Lamarr Wilson

In most of this episode of The Tech Jawn, we’ll be talking to our featured guest, but before we get to the interview we discuss another case of facial recognition misidentifying a person of color leading to their wrongful arrest. In our interview, we talk with Lamarr Wilson, the unofficial “CEO of Tech Unboxings” and Lifestyle…

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