Part TWO: Transforming Classroom Learning with AI

Creating a personalized AI learning assistant for each student, as discussed in part one, might initially seem like a daunting task, especially for educators who are not particularly tech-savvy.  To start much of what you’ll be creating will be identical lessons for each student with minor notes illustrating strengths This guide aims to simplify the…

I made a GPT and So Can You.

Why Create a GPT Within ChatGPT and How to Start One AI feels complicated. So, imagine thinking you can tailor your own AI model with ChatGPT—and it’s easier than assembling an Ikea bookcase. Do it for yourself or earn extra points at the office. Why Create a Custom GPT Within ChatGPT? Specialization: When you go…

Navigating the Future of Work: AI’s Impact on the Middle Class

There is no track record that the money behind AI, like tech giants and VC backed startups care about using AI in a way that benefits works.  There is a major power shift happening. We’ve already seen AI systems exhibit racial and gender bias, and be used to enable mass surveillance and manipulation. Human workers are making less decisions in decision-making contexts from hiring to medical diagnosis. The corporations and governments deploying these systems are doing so to cut costs, centralize control and accumulate power.

Practical AI for Everyday Life: Notes from my lecture.

I held a lecture recently about the practical AI use for Everyday Life,  the group as expected was a bit older; everyone was over 40 and there was even an 80-year-old.  That gentleman couldn’t wait to talk to his morning walking partner. We gathered to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a concept they’d all heard of but…

Unlock AI: A Beginner’s Guide to Practical AI for Everyday Life

 In my new class, Practical AI for Everyday Life, I’ll pull back the curtain on how AI tools help enhance productivity, creativity, and more in my personal and professional worlds.  My idea is to make it less scary for those who never use it and may even be afraid of it. We’ll explore leading AI…

How AI is Transforming Education: Engaging Students while Empowering Teachers

Across the US, AI fears have rendered knee-jerk AI bans in some schools. Fortunately, many of those schools have reversed their decisions. Many schools have embraced AI and have included the tech in their curriculum. This is the correct answer. Obviously, generative AI is raising valid concerns among educators about plagiarism. That’s the first thing…

AI is Getting Better at Just Making Stuff Up

I recently read a book entitled The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel.  It is about a man named Christopher Knight who lived in the woods of Maine for 27 years without human contact.  It’s a decent read for the sheer logistics of living off the grid illegally for nearly 3 decades.  It reminded…

Stable Audio: A New Way to Make Music with AI

People who are not Musicians or music producers now have an exciting new AI tool at their disposal – Stability AI’s Stable Audio. This new text-to-audio model allows anyone to generate music and sound effects simply by describing what they want in text prompts. It’s still early, but users can generate music in any genre…

Creating Object Portraits with Midjourney

Object portraits are an artistic genre where portraits are composed of objects rather than literal likenesses. The objects are carefully chosen for their symbolism and connection to the portrait subject. This allows the artist to convey the essence and personality of the subject through meaningful items. It makes sense that AI can do this well. …