A petulant venue owner is using facial recognition software to keep people with whom he has issues from entering his spaces — including a mom with a Girl Scout troop. Also in this monthly long-form episode of the “For Immediate Release” podcast, Neville and Shel discuss the value of virtual goods and whether brands should start taking them seriously; business schools are exploring the potential for teaching in the metaverse — especially classes about digital technology; it hasn’t been a great year for metaverse activations, but at least brands are learning; it has been a year since Lush closed its Instagram and Facebook accounts, which means it’s time to see how that decision turned out; and the better ChatGPT (the AI text-generating chatbot) gets, the more worried some people get about its impact on truth; and Dan York shares a year-end Tech Report with a range of updates including using WordPress for newsletters, WordPress’s State of the Word 2022, and Tumblr Live.
The next monthly, long-form episode of FIR will drop on Monday, December 26.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
Links from this report:
- Business schools explore teaching in the metaverse
- Madison Square Garden Uses Facial Recognition to Ban Its Owner’s Enemies
- Pouring Through a Crisis: How Budweiser Salvaged Its World Cup
- AI-Created Comic Could Be Deemed Ineligible for Copyright Protection
- Could an AI Chatbot Rewrite My Novel?
- This Bot Will Argue With Your Internet Provider For You and Get You a Cheaper Bill
- Steve Coulson Tweet on Schools Banning ChatGPT
Links from Dan York’s Report